What’s more annoying than acid reflux? The chronic esophageal burning accompanied by frequent belching can make or break your day. However there are a number of alternatives for acid reflux that are effective if used early on when you feel your symptoms and implemented regularly in your lifestyle. For my own acid reflux I’ve found the following natural remedies relieving.
Using digestive enzymes that have the necessary ingredients to digest your food in a timely and thorough manner will keep the food you eat from becoming stagnant and fermenting in your stomach. That’s the environment that creates an acid reflux issue that eventually leads to the use of medicines.
Eating food that is quick to exit the stomach, like veggies and fruit, or at least more of these foods will help curb acid reflux, largely due to the fact that these foods have their own enzymes in them to break them down well and move them forward through the digestive process. They will be in and out of the stomach quickly making it more difficult for stagnant food the create an environment for acid reflux to occur.
Increase Hydrochloric Acid Levels
You can increase your stomach’s hydrochloric acid levels a couple of different ways. Eating beets is one of them. Beets contain good levels of a substance called betaine hydrochloride. That substance is also isolated in pill form for those that would rather go that route. Either way, getting more HCL is an effective way to move food along the digestive process to avoid any acid reflux from poor digestion.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw, organic apple cider vinegar is a great way to prevent acid reflux. I usually mix approximately one tablespoon in 4 ounces of water before each meal. Again your working with increasing acid for prompt breakdown of food and thereby the nutrients that go with the food.
If you find yourself facing a good dose of acid reflux, you can always spoon up a tablespoon of baking soda and add it to a glass of water. Just stir and drink it before the fizziness stops
Aloe Vera Juice
This valuable juice has long been known for it’s ability to heal inflammation associated with a number of bowel diseases. It is also helpful to me for any acid reflux I encounter and have heard the same from other clients I had at my health food store over the years I owned that business. I usually add 1 ounce of the juice to 2 ounces of water.
Source: Personal Experience