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The ABCs of Fighting with a Stomach on Fire

Stomach’s health is directly connected with the type of diet, but to stress as well. Out stomach reacts to things we eat and drink. However, it is also very sensitive to stress and other psychological disorders. Primary task to the stomach is to soften and decompose the food with its acid. Food neutralizes the secreted stomach acid.

When there is not enough food in the stomach, the acid can cause damage to stomach’s mucosa. This can sometimes cause inflammation or ulcer. This is why you should always protect your stomach, thus your overall health as well, by choosing healthy ingredients for your daily diet.

A :Fennel

Throughout history, fennel has been used to treat a number of digestive ailments such as indigestion, heartburn, constipation, flatulence and bloating.

B :Oats

Oats are great tool for fighting against burping and stomach acids. It is rich in minerals, fiber, carbohydrates and healthy fatty acids. Thanks to these compounds, oat is slowly digested, which means it is constant source of energy and acts great when it comes to maintaining overall digestive system’s health. This way oats help against stomach acids.

C :Legumes

Legumes, such as beans, lentils and peas are nutritious carbohydrates which contain vegetable fiber, which is easily digested by our body. Legumes stabilize blood sugar level. Numerous studies have shown that by consuming peas you can reduce the risk of colon cancer. Peas also act positively when it comes to dealing with burping and stomach acids.


D :Ginger

Ginger is extremely useful for overcoming stomach problems, and especially for dealing with stomach acids. This vegetable’s properties have been proven by numerous studies and that is why you need to add it into your food and drinks.

E :Apple

Apples contain antioxidants which help to body to function normally and protect it of free radicals. Also, apple is well known for its properties to positively affect the process of digestion and to prevent burping.

F :cold milk

The protein content of milk helps strengthen and heal the digestive tract. Milk proteins, along with the proteins found in fish, poultry, legumes and animal products help strengthen the muscles of your esophagus to help prevent acid reflux, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Skim milk and reduced fat milk are the best option if you are suffering from recurring heartburn, because foods high in fat often increase acid reflux by increasing your stomach acid production.

G : Cumin seeds :

For immediate relief from acidity, chew a pinch-full of raw cumin seeds.


Lifestyle changes :

  • Eat small meals more often. When the meals is smaller it retains shorter in the stomach, which means the muscle that connects the stomach and esophagus is under less pressure
  • Increased body weight is a risk factor. This is why when most people lose weight, they overcome their stomach acid problem
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, coffee and soft drinks are causing stomach acid occurrence and burping, especially when combined with abundant of fatty foods. Try to discard or at least to reduce the quantity of waste products
  • Adjust your bedtime: wait two to three hours after a meal before lying down.
  • Elevate the head of your bed: put 6-inch blocks under the head of your bed to aid gravity.
  • Chew gum: the Journal of Dental Research reports that chewing gum can reduce the frequency of heartburn in some people. Choose non-peppermint flavors for best results.
  • Exercise: a gentle workout can help you relax and lose weight if needed. Stress and obesity are both linked to GERD. Exercise at least two hours after a meal to prevent acid reflux from occurring.

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