8 Great Ways To Overcome Acidity 

How To Control Acidity

Acidity

Having gorged on our choicest delicacies, now we face the after effects. Its a common practice to eat light food for a day or two when we suffer from heaviness and Acidity to get the system back to normal. Here are some great ways to control Acidity when it occurs.

Home Remedies For Acidity

  1. Clove: This condiment helps the digestive system. Suck a piece of clove after every meal, it will give relief from Acidity.
  2. Milk and Diary product: You can drink a cup of cold milk. If you don't want to drink that much milk in one go, or you feel that you will not be able to digest cold milk, add 2 tablespoon of milk in a glass of water and drink. It will give an instant relief. It's a sure shot remedy. Another fantastic and delicious way to reduce Acidity is to take a cup of milk with a dollop of vanilla ice cream floating on top.
  3. Fresh mint: Fresh mint juice is helpful in getting rid of Acidity, but make a point to take it in limited quantity. It is a strong herb, hence use only 2 or three twigs at a time. Another ways to use mint for Acidity is to boil 2 glasses of water with 5 to 10 twigs of mint. Remove from heat and keep the lid on till the minty water cools. Add a tablespoon of honey to it and drink it.
  4. Cucumber: The alkaline nature of cucumber nullifies the Acidity. You can sprinkle some pink salt (kala namak) to make cucumber digest quickly.
  5. Watermelon: Buy a ripe watermelon, cut it and eat it frequently to alleviate the symptoms of Acidity. An unripe watermelon will not be of any help. You can store a cut watermelon in the fridge. Instead of pills for Acidity go for a beautiful and tasty delight.
  6. Coconut water: Every time you feel thirsty, drink coconut water. Try it for a few days. It sure will give you relief from heart burn. Coconut water soothes the inflamed stomach and cools it down.
  7. Baking soda: 1 tablespoon of baking soda in water works well to reduce Acidity. Soda is alkaline, thus it neutralizes acid.
  8. Water: A glass of warm water as the first drink of the morning is good for Acidity.

What To Avoid

  • Avoid tea, coffee and aerated drinks as they can cause Acidity or at least aggravate it. These beverages cause heart burn and must be avoided completely. If you feel a strong urge to have them, drink a very small cup.
  • Avoid Smoking: smoking increases Acidity and avoiding it completely can help a lot in reducing Acidity.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Alcohol has a warning and burning effect. When you take a sip, you can clearly make out that every small sip gives you a burning feeling as it travels down your stomach. It will aggravate your Acidity as it doesn't have a cooling effect, even if you drink it chilled. 
Recommended Natural and Herbal Products
  • Amla - vitamin c rich
  • G-zyme capsules (Appetiser, Indigestion)