People who have acid reflux may avoid eating just before bed, know what foods trigger heartburn, and take smaller bites of food to improve digestion. Yet, they may still need relief. Fortunately, there are ways to ease acid reflux without chewing a dozen or more antacids each day.
Lemon juice soothes
Fresh squeezed lemon in hot water has many health benefits. This is considered a detox when taken first thing in the morning. It is also beneficial to balancing the body's pH level, and when taken consistently can improve digestion and reduce acid reflux.
Yellow mustard may offer some relief because of the vinegar and turmeric in this condiment. It may help neutralize stomach acid. Take one to two teaspoons of quality, plain yellow mustard to help ease heartburn. If it's too difficult to swallow straight, mix the mustard with a small glass of water. Wow! This takes some bravery, but the relief may be worth it.
Okay, this is much more palatable than mustard. Try a spoonful of honey in lukewarm water to calm heartburn. You can also swallow a spoonful of raw honey straight. Raw honey is filled with enzymes that can help digestion.
While it may seem counterintuitive, apple cider vinegar (ACV) can relieve acid reflux, because it is typically caused by not having enough stomach acid. ACV contains acetic acid and other nutrients that offer many health benefits. Make sure you use raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar that says it contains the "mother."
A substance that is basic, or alkaline, offers relief to stomach acid. While relief may come from using baking soda, it isn't recommended on a daily basis and shouldn't be used by people on a low-sodium diet, since it contains a form of sodium.