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Effective Home Remedies for Acid Refluxfrom: Maxx Family Life
Are you fond of junk food, protein-rich food and processed foods? If so, this is bad news for you because you're definitly a candidate acid reflux in your stomach and esophagus. Acid reflux is a condition that is a prelude to ulcer and is caused by a disturbance in the acid-alkaline condition in the stomach.
Eating certain acid foods most people find difficult to digest induces stomach spasms or twitching which causes the cardiac sphincter, the opening between the esophagus and stomach, to open for gases to form that shouldn't. This is an indigestion problem that has gotten out of hand and created acid wastes to flow up to your esophagus causing irritation. This irritation, if not controlled can result in ulcers and other infections. Thus, in order to avoid this disease, the acid reflux inducing diet you've been eating should be changed immediately.
If you're experiencing the symptoms of acid reflux, there's no need to resort to medications at once to cure the problem. Start with home remedies that you'll find are much less expensive.
When changing your diet you must say goodbye to the following food and beverages: tea, coffee, radishes, garlic, onion, spices (pepper), oils, alcohol, sugar, soft drinks, diet soft drinks, asparagus (Brussels sprouts), high protein foods, pasta noodles, corn starch, eggs, plums, prunes, cranberries, and all processed foods especially junk foods. Now, this may make you want to cry, since all your comfort foods are gone, but this is the price you have to pay to find relief.
If you think, you can't suddenly eliminate all of these foods from your diet, then at lease start by reducing how much you eat or drink. Then gradually start substituting them with the following: fruits, citric fruits in small amounts though due to their acidic content, all kinds of vegetables and almonds. If you're not feeling the acid reflux symptoms anymore, you may go back to your previous diet, but it must be in moderation to prevent recurrence of the acid reflux.
Along wwith a proper diet, there are practical home remedies to avoid acid reflux symptom. They are:
* Avoid smoking before or during meals.
* Eat in an upright sitting position.
* Avoid exercise after a large meal.
* Avoid wearing tight clothes.
* Don't lie on the bed immediately after eating.
* Take small walks after eating. It stimulates the digestive system.
* Don't drink alcohol while eating.
* Chew food slowly and thoroughly.
One home remedy for treating acid reflux is a ginger alternative. Ingesting ginger with a meal helps to reduce an upset stomach. Ginger is ground up and added to foods and also added to tea or in capsule form. Most herbalists recommend consuming 500mg. of ginger with a full glass of water after meals.
Physicians tell us to drink more water, at least 8 glasses day if possible. Water helps eliminate body toxins and allows the body to expel acid naturally.
Green tea, which has been used for centuries in Japan and other oriental countries, is an excellent after dinner drink. Green teas assist the body's digestion process, and help soothe the stomach's sensitive tissue.
Herbal teas containing peppermint, chamomile, ginger, licorice root and even catnip in small traces helps the stomach lining repair itself. Often, one cup of tea following dinner is enough to reduce future acid reflux symptoms.
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