1. Don’t lie down immediately after consuming a meal!
After you’ve had your fill at night, do not lie down to sleep within 3-4 hours of eating. This happens as gravity works against you and the contents of your stomach might try to push up against your esophagus. Also Try elevating your head about 6 inches when you sleep by placing bricks, books, or blocks under the legs at the head of your bed.
2. Apples and bananas do the trick
Bananas are known to contain anti acids hence a suitable amount of banana in your diet can relieve you from heartburn. Also, slice up an apple, since your familiar with the phrase, ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.’
3. Avoid tight fitting clothes at all costs
Tight jeans, pants or even shirts can have an adverse affect on your heartburn! Again, when tight clothes are cinched around the body, it tends to restrict the stomach contents into the esophageal sphincter. This causes undue stress, tension and acidity in the body.
4. A healthy weight constricts heartburn
In order to lessen heartburn and be more fit, you need to cut some weight and become fit. This is because added pounds cause stress on your lower esophageal sphincter which can in turn, cause acidity.
5. Almonds in the diet will come to the rescue
Consume almonds every now and then after each diet, if you want to ward off heartburn. This is because almonds, especially organic almonds, tend to neutralize some acids in the stomach which could induce acidity.
6. A cup of chamomile tea will reduce inflammation
Make sure you consume chamomile tea ½ – 1 hour before you plan to doze off for good, at night. Chamomile tea is also a known cure for inflammation and reduces stress and we all know stress reduction contributes towards less acidity.
7. Chew gum to relieve yourself from acidity
The Journal of Dental Research conducted a study that showed people with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or chronic heartburn, experienced relief when they chewed a piece of sugar-free gum for 30 minutes after a meal.
8. A healthy diet can work wonders for you
Specific foods, such as tomatoes, citrus fruits etc are known to trigger heartburn. Avoid these foods in high quantities if you want to relieve yourself from anxiety, heartburn and acidity.
9. Gingerroot tea acts as an acid buffer
Gingerroot can help ease up a number of stomach woes, from nausea to acid reflux. Sipping a cup of fresh tea about 20 minutes before a meal can help calm down your tummy.
10. Watch how you eat.
Don’t inhale giant mouthfuls of food. Take smaller bites and eat slowly, allowing your stomach time to digest and without giving it an excuse to pump out excess acid.