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Heartburn And Indigestion
Soothe your stomach with natural remedies. Heartburn is known by many names. Indigestion, bloating, borborygmus and dyspepsia are all used to define this condition, which in many cases, occurs after eating. If you are tried of chewing antacids, try some of these natural helpful hints.
Eat fruits, veggies, and grains, switch to a diet high in fiber and complex carbohydrates, like vegetables, fruit, grains. These foods will speed up digestion and empty your stomach faster.
Eat small meals, instead of eating two or three large meals a day, eat several small meals. Chew your food slowly and carefully.
Avoid problem foods, fried , spicy, or fatty foods take longer to digest and can send your stomach acid into overtime. Most tomatoes products, citrus fruits, especially grapefruit.
Alcoholic beverages, can relax the sphincter and can irritate the stomach, which can lead to reflux and coffee it may not be the caffeine thatís the problem. The oils contained in regular and decaffeinated coffee may play a role in your heartburn. Also lemonade and milk can lead to heartburn and indigestion.
Dont smoke, nicotine from cigarette smoke irritates the valve between the stomach and esophagus, as well as the stomach lining, so smokers tend to get more heartburns.
Stress, is a big contributor to heartburn. Stress can create increased acid secretion and can cause the esophageal sphincter to malfunction.
Painkiller, like aspirin, ibuprofen, and products that contain them can burn the esophagus as well as the stomach. Opt if you have to for acetaminophen instead.
Get in shape, you almost never have heartburn when you exercise. Even mild exercise done on a regular basis, such as a daily walk around the neighborhood, this can help ease digestive woes. Avoid strenuously workout immediately after a meal; wait a couple of hours.
When treating indigestion or heartburn, herbs may gently do all things synthetic drugs claim to do. Plants and herbs gave man he first antibiotic, the first antacid, and the first adhesive bandage. Most people take stomach-soothing herbs as teas, and find that they are as effective and safer then synthetic drugs.
Peppermint, chamomile, anise, caraway, coriander, and fennel are all teas that can improve your digestion. At the same time, they may rid you of the uncomfortable symptoms of heartburn and other stomach problems. Not all of them work the same for everyone. Some evidence suggests that mint can actually cause heartburn in some people by relaxing the valve between the stomach and the esophagus, allowing stomach acid to back up. You can try different types of mints to see how your body reacts.
Animals know to eat bitter plants when their digestion is suffering because bitter foods and herbs help get the digestive juices flowing. Watercress, dandelion and collard greens. Green leaf lettuce, artichokes, and orange peel are bitter foods that can help soothe your digestion problems.
Taking a mixture of 1 to 2 teaspoons equally of apple cider vinegar and raw honey in a glass of distilled water before meals should prevent heartburn. Apple cider vinegar also promotes digestion, and neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body.
Eating several almonds can relieve heartburn.
Eat dried figs, and dried or fresh papaya. These foods are loaded with digestive enzymes.
To help digest a large meal, lie down on your left side for a few minutes. This will increase the blood flow to your stomach, which is situated more toward the left side of the body. Not moving for a few minutes helps to ensures the processing of the food. Well keeping the stomach below the esophagus and acid-free.
Excessive smoking, eating and drinking are the most common causes of heartburn. Symptoms of heartburn are also related to swallowing air, and emotional upset. Heartburn and its symptoms can often be prevented or at least minimized by changing your eating habits and the types and quantities of food that you eat.
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