7 drinks to combat acid reflux naturally



Acidity aka acid reflux is one of the most commonly faced gastrointestinal problems in the world.

Acid reflux refers to a condition in which the stomach acid travels up to the oesophagus and brings up various distressing symptoms including burning sensations, heartburn, constipation, indigestion and restlessness.

Right from inappropriate meal timings, bad posture after meals, consumption of alcohol, smoking and high usage of spices- there are plenty of lifestyle factors that contribute to the disorder of acid reflux.

If you are suffering from any of the above-mentioned symptoms, then opting for home remedies that provide with natural cooling effect can provide you with a sigh of relief.

Here we bring you 5 drinks to combat acid reflux naturally.

1. Coconut water

Coconut water not only hydrates your glands but also provides your body with multiple nutrients and electrolytes like sodium, potassium and magnesium. Chilled coconut water will ease out the burning sensations while decreasing the uneasiness caused by acid reflux as it contains a decent amount of potassium content that can aid in balancing the PH of your stomach.

2. Cold milk

Low-fat cold milk gives one instant relief from heartburn. Whereas, full-fat milk has a greater percentage of fat and can aggravate acid reflux.

3. Smoothies

Being composed of vegetables, fruits and oats smoothies are loaded with fibre. High fibre intake has a higher satiety value. Eating less also prevents acid reflux. You can prepare oats banana smoothie in chilled milk easily at home.

4. Vegetable juice

Vegetables fall in alkaline pH range but when coupled with high water content it can reduce chances of acid reflux. Some of the best options are lemon juice with mint and corridor or bottle gourd juice.

5. Lemon juice

It is commonly believed that citrus fruits are acidic and can aggravate acidity. However, a few drops of lemon in lukewarm water with honey can aid in digestion and reduce chances of acid reflux also it is alkaline compared to gastric pH.

6. Lemon ginger juice

Grated ginger boiled in water with cumin powder, rock salt and lemon, filtered and served post meals is a great combination to aid in digestion.

7. Apple cider vinegar

Though its acidic all by itself and can cause throat irritation in already inflamed throat when consumed in concentrate form, regular intake of diluted apple cider vinegar in warm water can aid in digestion thereby reducing acid reflux.

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