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Does lemon water help in acid reflux

Does lemon water help in acid reflux

April 11, 2023

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows up into the oesophagus. This can cause oesophagal lining inflammation and irritation. You may experience a burning sensation in your chest or throat if this occurs. This is referred to as heartburn. Anyone who has ever had heartburn is aware that some foods might aggravate your symptoms. That hot and spicy Chhole Bhature you had the other night? It might cost you afterwards. 

Some people find that drinking a glass of lemon water can improve their reflux. For others, an acidic liquid, such as lemon water, could even make their symptoms worse. Some people vouch for the virtues of "home remedies" that involve lemon water for acidity. They assert that it can lessen symptoms of heartburn. Who then has the correct response to this? Is lemon good for acidity? Let’s find it out in this article.

The benefits of drinking lemon water

Weight gain and obesity are both linked to acid reflux symptoms. Lemon may lessen acid reflux symptoms if it can help people in losing weight. Lemons contain a lot of vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. It is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body from cell damage caused by acid reflux. Moreover, alkalising effects of lemon water can help neutralise acid reflux.

How to use lemon water for acidity?

  • Mix 1 tablespoon (tbsp) of fresh lemon juice with 1 cup of water. If it tastes too strong, add less lemon juice at first. Always dilute lemon juice with water to reduce its acidity.
  • Some people drink lemon water 20–30 minutes before each meal in an attempt to stop acid reflux from happening.
  • Drink a small amount at first and see how the body reacts. Slowly graduate up to a full glass if appropriate.

Other home remedies for acid reflux

The following home remedies can reduce acid reflux:

  • Aloe vera syrup to drink: Aloe vera syrup can be used with juice or water to reduce irritation and acid reflux.
  • Eating foods high in enzymes: Acid reflux may be reduced by eating foods high in digestive enzymes, such as papaya and pineapple, or by taking digestive enzyme supplements before meals.
  • Do not overeat. Overeating or consuming large meals can aggravate the stomach or even result in acid reflux.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Overweight and obese people are more likely to get acid reflux.
  • Avoid trigger foods. Acid reflux can be caused by substances including alcohol, caffeine, refined sugar, chocolate, carbonated beverages, smoke, and spicy foods.
  • Try raising the head of the bed if you experience acid reflux at night. Eat your meal three hours before bed.
  • Eat gradually. Quick eating can cause acid reflux.
  • Take care of what you are wearing. Reduced pressure on the abdomen can be achieved by avoiding tight belts and wearing loose-fitting clothing.
  • Quit smoking: Acid reflux risks increase with smoking.

Sometimes a person may be trying all these remedies but still failing to prevent acid reflux. In such a case, carry a Gas-O-Fast sachet with you to prevent acid reflux and other gastric issues that may hamper your daily routine. Gas-O-Fast Asli Jeera is made up of Ayurvedic ingredients that work on the symptoms of acid reflux to bring quick relief. 

Categories : Food & Diet​

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