As a part of a normal digestive process, the stomach produces and releases some acid, which is not harmful to the body instead aids the digestion of food. However, if the normal digestion process of the stomach is hindered due to some reasons, the acid formation could also result in pain and discomfort. This acid formation becomes a cause for trouble because the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) – a valve at the stomach entrance – does not function as per its routine when the food passes through it, and instead does not close at all or opens too frequently allowing all the acid to flow up the esophagus and create acidity and heartburn. Normally, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to allow the food to pass swiftly through it to the stomach and closes right after to avoid any acid or juices from the stomach to flow back into it. When the LES becomes weakened and relaxes inappropriately, the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophageal that causes the otherwise non-harmful and natural stomach acid to cause stomach ache, bloating, heartburn, stomach burning, and gas in the stomach.
While there are multiple over-the-counter drugs available to cure the problem of acid reflux, Gas-O-Fast advises you to try its flavoured sachets to get instant relief from acidity symptoms. These sachets are handy and are quickest allies to manage in certain situations. You can also rely on Gas-O-Fast plus tablets that have digestive enzymes and are enriched with Ayurvedic properties to provide you comfort and ease within seconds.
Further, it is best to also try these any of these home remedies to always keep the problem of acid reflux at bay.
Mustard: Mustard is enriched with minerals and vinegar which is a weak acid. The presence of alkaline in mustard very effectively neutralizes the acid that is refluxed in the body due to a disturbed digestive process. It is advisable to intake one small tablespoon of mustard when you experience acidity symptoms.
Chamomile Tea: Drinking Chamomile tea every day on an empty stomach can effectively reduce acidity symptoms and provide relief from acid reflux. The antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties of chamomile fasten the dispelling of stomach gas and soothe the muscles of the intestines enabling food to pass through smoothly. You can take some chamomile tea bags and strain it in a cup of boiling water and drink it hot slowly post meals.
Ginger Tea: Ginger being a supreme anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory plant supports natural and healthy digestion. It is one of the most effective home remedies for acid reflux as well as a natural cure for various other gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and gas in the stomach. Ginger is also helpful in reducing nausea, muscle pain, swelling, and gastrointestinal irritation. You can grate an inch of ginger, boil it in a cup of water for 5 minutes, and drink it post all three meals to avoid acidity symptoms. Alternatively, you can add ginger to your food recipes and smoothies.
Non-citrus Fruits: Consumption of non-citrus fruits such as melons, bananas, apples, honeydew, cantaloupe, and pears help with acidity symptoms. These non-citrus fruits are less likely to trigger heartburn and acidity, and instead, have antacid properties that aid the smooth digestion process. You can either eat a fully ripe banana each day to control acidity symptoms or consumer an apple each day or at night before sleeping to refrain the acid from coming back up. That said, citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, etc. should be strictly avoided if you experience any acidity symptoms.
Baking Soda: Baking Soda is a very effective home remedy to heartburn and acidity. It is alkaline in nature and hence, works as a natural antacid to smoothly neutralize the acid in the stomach and reduce the heartburn. You can take one tablespoon of baking soda with 8 ounces of water. Baking soda is alkaline in nature and thus, functions as an antacid, cures indigestion, and counteracts the hydrochloric acid in the stomach relieving you of flatulence, stomach bloating and stomach burning sensation. Mix one small tablespoon of baking soda with a glass of lukewarm water and drink the solution daily to get sensation and gas relief.
Jeera: Jeera releases healthy enzymes that speed the digestion process of the body and aid in smooth breaking down of stern fat, sugars, and carbs. These enzymes released by the consumption of Jeera in the body promote healthy digestion and do not hamper the normal digestive processes of the body eventually eliminating all acid reflux triggers. You can keep Gas-O-Fast Jeera sachet handy to get instant relief from acidity.
Apart from these effective home remedies of acid reflux for instant relief, certain lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight also prove to be really helpful in curing acid reflux and gas troubles. Additionally, lighter meals also go a long way to help you stay away from acid reflux problems. Gas-O-Fast suggests you eat small meals at regular intervals throughout the day to improve the digestive process. Also, take digestive aids such as Gas-O-Fast Saunf to help with the digestion process.
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