Though some may not have a deep understanding about it, they probably may know someone who experience it. Most likely you must have heard of acidity. What is acidity - those who have not experienced it may wonder . Acidity takes place when there is an excess secretion of gastric acid in your body, leaving you with a burning sensation in your throat or a bitter and sour taste in your mouth.This is a condition that affects the digestive system. However, this is an uncomplicated problem that could go out of control when you ignore it. There are many causes for the acidity levels to elevate in your body. Stress could be defined as one of the main cause to aggravate the situation. However, high intake of fatty and spicy food,refined and fibres foods, overeating and eating hurriedly ,could further lift the acidity levels in your body .It is also known that excessive intake of caffeine helps to build up the acid in the body. Other causes that intentify the acid level may be due to pregnancy,aging,anxiety and obesity .During my pregnancies, I experienced heartburn. And I was advised to eat and drink a lot of cooling food. Eating banana,watermelon and cucumber gives instant relief . On the other hand, altering erratic meal times and bad eating habits help prevent acid reflux. In any case, consult your doctor if symptoms persists.
Here are some home remedies to ease the acidity.
Chew a few basil leaves.Repeat every hour till the acidity subsides
A common remedy is to drink coconut water.Drink this 3-4 times a day.
Have plenty of milk and milk products.A cold glass of milk or a cup of ice-cream could be taken for instant relief.
Fresh mint juice prevents acid reflux.Water controls the acidity.Drink water with a teaspoon of honey every morning.
Drink herbal tea.
Take lots of cumin seed and ginger- boiled in water.
Eat meals in small quantity and do not gulp the food .