Natural Heartburn Relief & Prevention1
We’ve all been hit by the heartburn bug at one point or another. Whether it was too much spicy food, eating too quickly, or something completely out of your hands like pregnancy heartburn, that all-too familiar feeling of burning in your throat and chest is unfortunately a fact of life for a lot of us.
But there are things we can do to both prevent the onset of heartburn, as well as treat it naturally if we’re past the point of prevention. Yes, there are all sorts of over-the-counter and prescription medications that can be taken to help relieve the symptoms, but unfortunately, those may actually be causing more harm than good!
Prevention is key, and the best way to try to stop heartburn before it starts is to completely avoid trigger foods as much as possible, and eating smaller meals. Trigger foods differ from person to person, but can include spicy foods, caffeine, and even dairy products. Check the link below for more ways to prevent heartburn.
When heartburn hits in our house, our first line of defense is some raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV). It seems the uses for ACV are almost endless, and heartburn relief is another one to add to the list. I usually take about 2 tablespoons diluted in a small glass of water, but you can also take it straight.
Although it’s an acid, the type of acid in ACV (acetic acid) is actually a weak acid. When it mixes with a stronger acid (like the hydrochloric acid in our stomachs), the overall acidity of the stomach is reduced, bringing almost instant relief to the burning sensation brought on by heartburn.
For more natural ways to prevent and treat heartburn symptoms, please click the link below…
What are your favorite ways to prevent and treat heartburn symptoms? Please share with us in the comments!
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