Every time we have our favorite food in front of us, we can hardly contain ourselves to get the taste of everything. And when we overeat, it often leads to gas. Acidification occurs when the gastric glands secrete too many acids, causing gas, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. This problem is common to many of us, but did you know that gas can accumulate in our body in two ways? First, according to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, gas can be caused by the air when we swallow air while eating or drinking, which allows oxygen and nitrogen to enter our bodies. Second, when food is digested, gases such as hydrogen, methane or carbon dioxide are released and formed in the stomach. These gases, if not expelled, can cause discomfort.
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Because gas has many faces, over the years we’ve experimented with many home remedies that can help us relieve symptoms. So if you are also looking for some simple home remedies to alleviate the effects of gas, give these remedies a try.
Here are 7 home remedies (food-based) to prevent gas
Did you know that Ayurveda classifies buttermilk as a sattvik food? So, the next time you feel pissed off, try a glass of chaas. Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which helps balance stomach acid. For best effect, add a pinch of black pepper or a teaspoon of ground coriander leaves.
Cloves have a digestive effect, which means that they prevent the development of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. When cooking products that cause gas such as kidney beans or black gram, remember to add cloves!
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3. Cumin seeds
Cumin seeds are an excellent acid neutralizer, digestive aid, and pain reliever. After each meal, lightly mash the roasted cumin seeds and stir them into a glass of water or draw a teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup of boiling water and drink.
4. Apple cider vinegar
Very often, your acid reflux is actually the result of too little stomach acid. This is where apple cider vinegar comes in. Drink a cup of water with two tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar once or twice a day to help release the acid.
Bananas are high in natural antacids that can help prevent acid reflux. This is the most basic home treatment for reducing acidity. To avoid pain, you can eat a banana every day.
This common spice works as a natural antacid and can help calm your stomach by increasing digestion and absorption. To repair infections in the gastrointestinal tract, consume cinnamon tea for relief. Cinnamon is a nutritional powerhouse with a number of health benefits.
6. Basil leaves
The soothing and carminative properties of basil leaves can provide instant acid relief. Eat a few basil leaves on the first breath of gas or boil 3-4 basil leaves in a cup of water for a few minutes. It’s a good idea to drink it regularly.
So next time you have acidic acidity, try these simple home remedies for relief!
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