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Get relief from acidity with these home remedies

Digestive enzymes are acidic in nature. Gastric juices help in digesting the food but in excess this may lead to gastritis which causes gas, bloating and a feeling of heaviness. Irregular diet and eating habits increase acid levels in the stomach which is acidity. as a result, we experience a burning sensation in the throat, chest, and abdomen. This is what is known as acidity.

Causes of Acidity:

  • Irregular meal timings, spicy foods & eating junk foods

  • Eating under stress

  • Smoking, drinking alcohol and not chewing food properly

  • Staying awake till late at night

Because of the above reasons, the amount of acid in stomach increases and rises though the food canal. This upward rise of gastric juices is the cause of burning sensation in the abdomen and throat. Other symptoms of increased acidity are headaches, sour eructation, dyspepsia etc.

Tips to Keep Acidity in Control:

  • Do not stay awake till late at night

  • Do not eat spicy foods

  • Do not eat baked or roasted foods

  • Avoid excess exposure to the sun

  • Practise Pranayama to keep stress in check

  • Do not eat sour foods, coffee, tea, tobacco

  • Do not fast excessively

Home Remedies for Acidity:

  • Drink Amla (Indian Gooseberry) juice in the morning on an empty stomach

  • Soak raisings overnight and eat them first thing in the morning

  • Drink pomegranate juice in the morning

  • Add coriander, fennel and mint in your diet

  • Caraway is also a good home remedy for decreasing acidity. Boil caraway seeds and strain the water through a sieve. Drinking this water in the morning is helpful.

  • Drinking cold milk is also beneficial in acidity

  • Consume 1 teaspoon rose petal jam once or twice daily for relief in acidity

Note:

By following the above mentioned home remedies will provide relief in keeping excessive acidity in check. For proper diagnosis and treatment, please talk to a doctor.

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