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How to beat the acidity and heartburn with home remedies

BP World Bureau | May 06 2022
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Acidity or acid reflux is a condition in which heartburn is felt around the lower chest area due to the excess acid produced during digestion. Burning sensation in the chest, abdominal discomfort, bloating, burping, vomiting, and diarrhoea are some of the major symptoms of acidity. Health experts suggest the best home remedies to cure acidity and heartburn. Taking a long gap between your meals and a large meal can cause acidity.

Alcohol and alcoholic drinks can make the stomach produce more acid. Chewing gum after your meal can help to reduce acid levels and balance pH levels. Make sure to sleep on your left side, it prevents corrosive stomach acids from entering the oesophagus. Instead of antacid, you can use some kitchen ingredients such as bananas, cold milk, gooseberries, fennel seeds, buttermilk, basil leaves, pineapple, raw almonds, mint leaves, garlic, and ginger to beat acidity and enhance stomach health.