Nowadays there is a lot of heartburn going around. 60% of adults in the U.S. will suffer this year alone. To cure Heartburn there are many ways like natural ways, Homeopathic, Yoga, Medicine. Some of the common methods to make it go away. Don’t lie down after a meal, avoid spicy, acidic and fried food, drink a lot of water, and take an antacid and so on. While most of this is good advice they, not a permanent cure. Antacids, in particular, will only aggravate the basic problem.
We will be looking at some natural ways to cure heartburn and keep it from happening again.
What is heartburn?
When we swallow, the food passes through the esophagus into our stomach, which releases acids that digest the food. It is a high-acid zone. The lower end of the esophagus has a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter, which normally allows a one-way traffic, downwards. It doesn’t let the stomach acids into the esophagus, but if it stops working properly, that can happen and cause heartburn.
What causes it?
Did you know that the underproduction of stomach acids is the main cause of heart burn? Ironically, overuse of antacids and acid blockers can lead to chronic under-acidity. If there isn’t enough acid, the stomach cannot break down the food properly which begins to ferment. This gives off the gas the pressure of which can cause acid reflux. Acid reflux itself can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter and start a vicious circle. If we fix acid production we fix heartburn.
Natural ways to do it.
These simple changes to your diet can make heartburn stop.
1. Avoid sugar, carbohydrates and refined foods.
Sugar and carbohydrates are the main cause of gas as they ferment quickly. You will be amazed at how fast a low-sugar, low-carbohydrate diet stops acid reflux.
2. Eat traditional proteins and fats.
Replace the carbohydrates and refined food with natural proteins and fats like unprocessed meat and fish, organic eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils.
3. Cut short the gluten.
Go gluten-free. Gluten is a very complex protein, which could be hard to digest if there is not enough acid.
4. Have more fermented food and drinks.
Fermented products contain the same bacteria that live in our intestines. Pickled food and fermented drinks such as sauerkraut, natural yogurt, and milk kefir will shore up your digestive system.
5. Have homemade bone broths.
They contain minerals, gelatin and amino acids that stop the erosion of the stomach walls and repair it.
6. Use natural vinegar for acid control.
Drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with water, before meals will stop the need for antacids after them.
Follow these steps and say goodbye to heartburn permanently.