How To Avoid Acidity In Daily Life
January 24, 2023
Digestive problems are often not given the attention they deserve. This could be because most of the time the discomfort is only temporary. We have a tendency to react only when the situation becomes unbearably painful. Untreated digestive problems can also have a negative impact on your health. Acidity is one of the most common digestive issues. Acidity occurs when stomach acid or bile irritates the lining of the food pipe. Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, stomach, and throat caused by acidity.
Acidity can be caused by a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits such as irregular meals, skipping meals, and eating spicy, oily, or fast food. Obesity, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and long-term use of certain medications, such as pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can all contribute to digestive problems.
However, frequent episodes of heartburn (two or more times per week) may be associated with other serious issues, such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). If that is the case with you, it’s best to give medical attention.
Ayurvedic Herbs That Help Prevent Acidity
1. Basil Leaves
The soothing and carminative properties of basil leaves can give you instant relief from acidity. At the first sign of gas, eat a few basil leaves or boil 3-4 basil leaves in a cup of water and let it simmer for a few minutes. Sip on it frequently.
2) Fennel seeds
You can also chew fennel seeds after meals, to prevent stomach acidity. It is extremely effective for your gastrointestinal health.
This humble spice works as a natural antacid for stomach acidity and can settle your stomach, by improving digestion and absorption
Ginger has excellent digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger helps neutralize stomach acids, you can chew a slice of fresh ginger, or have a spoonful of ginger juice two-three times a day, or steep fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water and drink up.
5) Try Gas-O-Fast
Speaking of Ayurvedic herbs, Gas-O-Fast Asli Jeera is India’s top choice for relief from acidity, gas or indigestion. It is super easy to use on the go. Made from ayurvedic components and the goodness of Jeera, Gas-O-Fast quickly acts on the problem and gives quick relief.
Besides the above mentioned points, incorporate a few modifications in your daily habits that can help you in managing acidity. These include drinking 8-9 glasses of water throughout the day, reducing the intake of fried/ spicy/ junk food, avoiding carbonated or caffeinated drinks, avoiding long gaps in between meals, including fresh fruits and leafy vegetables in the diet. Light physical activity and finishing the last meal 2 hours before the bed also help in keeping acidity at bay.
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