10 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

Close-up of baking soda on spoon.

Millions of people all around the world suffer from acid reflux and heartburn. Whether it’s caused by eating a huge greasy burger or something as light as an avocado, there are several foods that can trigger acid reflux.
Your reflux might not be so bad as to require prescriptions and a doctor visit, but you may want a simple solution to help you eat whatever you like. These simple home remedies have shown promise in keeping acid reflux at bay, letting you enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about paying the price later.

10. Baking Soda

As one of the oldest treatments for a number of health ailments (and household problems), baking soda is the gold standard of acid reflux relief. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, which is the main ingredient of Alka-Seltzer. Baking soda counteracts stomach acid, calming an upset stomach and helping prevent gastric acids from flowing back into your esophagus and chest.

To treat and prevent heartburn, mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in half a cup of water. It takes about 15 minutes to work, so drink it with your meal.

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