Imagine this – Acidity strikes at the most inconvenient time and all you have at hand is tea, milk or some other home remedy you’ve heard about before. What do you do?
We’ve all been there. After a particularly satisfying meal, symptoms of acidity – such as a burning sensation in the chest – appear1 and all we really want is for the discomfort to resolve fast.1 But when the closest pharmacy is more than a few minutes away, it might be tempting to rely on home remedies that we vaguely remember reading about instead.
It’s actually quite hard to know which home remedies could help alleviate your symptoms and which ones might be doing more harm than good. There are a lot of claims and promises made, so we’ve tried to sift through some of the evidence for you.
Busting Myths On
Food And Beverages
When it comes to home remedies for acidity, scientists have conducted studies to determine how effective common food and beverages are in helping with symptoms.2 Here are some of the findings on the most commonly suggested food and beverage remedies.
Now that we’ve covered some of the most common food and beverages suggested for acidity relief, let’s talk about other steps you can take to help further reduce acidity. After all, a few lifestyle modifications can be well worth the trouble if it means not having to deal with the uncomfortable symptoms of acidity.
While the home remedies will do in a pinch, know that you have other options that are scientifically designed to stop acidity quickly.19 For example, antacids are recommended as the first choice when you experience symptoms because of their speed.2 Read more about antacids and learn how they can help relieve your symptoms here.
If symptoms persist, ask your doctor or pharmacist about the best acidity remedy for you.
*Clinical study with ENO demonstrated start in increase of gastric pH within 6 seconds
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