Suara.com – Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid, which should be in the stomach, rises into the esophagus. This condition can cause pain and discomfort, such as a burning sensation in the gut.
Acid reflux can be treated with a number of medical treatments along with lifestyle changes. However, certain types of food can help you overcome this problem in a short time.
Yes, there are several foods that can reduce the formation of stomach acid and help balance the pH level in the stomach. Reported by Healthshots, here are 8 foods that can help relieve symptoms of stomach acid.
1. Cold milk
Cold milk is one of the simplest home remedies for treating stomach acid. If you are not lactose intolerant, the calcium content in milk can control excess hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby absorbing acid in the stomach. Cold milk is the perfect antidote to acidity, as it offers instant relief from the burning sensation in the stomach.
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Ajwain or also known as karom seeds is a type of Indian spice that is often used in various Indian dishes. This herb can be a natural remedy for problems such as acid reflux. The active enzymes in ajwain, and the biochemical thymol help relieve all kinds of gastric problems. The trick, simply soak a teaspoon of ajwain in a glass of water overnight. Drink the next day at once.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Since acid reflux is often caused by indigestion, drinking apple cider vinegar before meals can help reduce these symptoms. Apple cider vinegar also helps balance the pH in the stomach by neutralizing stomach acid. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar in a cup of water, and drink it once daily.
4. Basil leaves
Basil leaves have soothing properties and can relieve the burning sensation caused by excess stomach acid. Basil leaves can be consumed alone, or you can also soak it in a glass of water and drink it regularly.
5. Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds help relieve stomach acid and heartburn, thereby reducing symptoms of bloating and upset stomach.
6. Fruits other than oranges
Fruits other than oranges, such as bananas, apples, watermelons, and melons are fruits with low acidity. These fruits are the best for relieving stomach acid reflux. Apart from this, the fruit is also rich in fiber which helps combat stomach discomfort.
7. Coconut water
Unsweetened coconut water is a great option for people with acid reflux. The pH level of your body changes from acid to alkaline when you drink coconut water. That’s because its electrolytes, such as potassium, control acid reflux.
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