Tulsi To Jeera: 5 Foods To Prevent And Cure Acidity

A lot of us experience a burning sensation that rises from our abdomen and reaches the throat through our chest. Do you know what this is? The condition is more commonly called acidity. Most people suffer from acidity, and it mostly happens after consuming a large meal with high fat content and food that increases acidity in the stomach. Sometimes it also happens after laying down too quickly after eating. It is essential to understand that a balanced diet can help prevent the issue. 

If some experts are to be believed, foods and beverages that can trigger acid reflux symptoms in susceptible individuals, should be avoided. A diet rich in fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes can help maintain a healthy digestive system. Including healthy fats can help and prevent overproduction of stomach acid. Most important, drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated can support overall digestive health by aiding in the breakdown and movement of food through the digestive tract. 

To prevent acidity, here are 5 common kitchen ingredients that can help. Have a look: 

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Tulsi is known for its ample medicinal properties. It has such properties that can provide quick relief from gas and heartburn. Because of its anti-ulcer properties, tulsi leaves help in lowering the acid level in the stomach. It also stimulates the stomach to produce more mucus and neutralizes the excess gastric acid in the stomach.   


Amla is rich in vitamin C and many other antioxidants. The vitamin C content helps in healing the injured stomach lining. It also has such properties that can promote better digestion and can prevent acidity to a great extent. One can have a spoonful of amla powder every day to prevent acidity issues. 


Jeera or cumin seeds is most common spice found in every other Indian kitchen. This little spice has such properties that help in saliva production and thus, promotes better digestion. Besides, jeera also boosts metabolism and prevents other common stomach issues. 


Dalchini or cinnamon is also believed to be an efficient remedy for acidity. If some experts are to be believed, cinnamon works as a natural antacid for stomach acidity and can improve digestion. One can have cinnamon tea to heal infections in the gastrointestinal tract. Because of its other nutrients, it also has other benefits for the body. 


Saunf or fennel seeds are much more than just a mouth freshener. To get rid of acidity, one can have fennel tea which is considered beneficial in treating indigestion and bloating because of the oils present in it.