Indigestion is one of the most uncomfortable feelings ever. Nobody likes to feel they’ve eaten too much, or to feel bloated, which is why we’ve put together some great remedies to avoid it, and feel great.
Indigestion is often a sign of other issues you might have. Such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, or gallbladder disease, so there is no way to actually make sure you are not going to feel bloated after a meal, but there are ways you can feel better and avoid getting it as often.
Your favourite foods might make you happy when you eat them, but could also be the cause for your indigestion, especially if you eat it too fast, or consume too much of it.
Symptoms of indigestion can include burning sensations in your stomach, or upper stomach pains which can leave you feeling depressed and with low self esteem.
What’s in your kitchen?
Although many people will use over-the-counter antacids to calm down their stomaches you might want to try to control your symptoms with ingredients such as herbs, ginger and tea.
Peppermint and chamomile tea both have antispasmodic effect on the body, and is a great choice for relieving stomach problems such as nausea and indigestion. Drinking a cup after a meal can quickly make you feel better. Peppermint itself is also a good thing to have in your pocket if you need something to suck on after a meal or even during the day.
Chamomile is also something that is known to help induce sleep, calm anxiety but also help with stomach discomfort. Want to prepare some chamomile tea with a twist? How about adding some honey in there for a nice and comforting drink?
Try a new morning routine
Ever heard of the benefits of apple cider vinegar? Believe it to not, it helps fight indigestion, but also helps your skin and encourages weight loss. Since too little stomach acid can trigger indigestion, drinking apple cider vinegar will increase your body’s production of acid.
In the mood to try something new? How about adding one to two teaspoons of raw vinegar to a cup of water and drinking it every morning? But watch out, because even though vinegar is very safe, drinking too much of it can cause side effects so make sure you don’t over do it!
But if vinegar is not something you really want to look into, you could also boil one or two pieces of ginger root in a cup of water.
Avoid lying down
Acids in the stomach are more likely to travel backwards than move upwards if you are laying in a horizontal position which is what can cause heartburns. If you are feeling uncomfortable after a meal, you should avoid lying down or going to bed for at least a few hours until it passes.
If you have indigestion and really need to lay down, try and lay in a 30-degree angle with your hear and neck on a pillow to avoid making it worst!
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