Islamabad: A healthy functioning digestive system is essential for the overall well-being of the body. Bad digestion not only affects the weight loss process, but also causes bloating and several other issues. Indigestion has become a common problem. It is caused when the acid in the stomach settles in the esophagus.
This can cause discomfort, bloating, even nausea in extreme cases. Indigestion has numerous causes including over-eating, stomach infections, ulcers, smoking, alcohol, irritable bowel syndrome, excess intake of fatty or spicy foods, and stress, among others.
Eating right, following a healthy lifestyle, and exercising almost regularly can help you to improve this condition. As compiled by PinkVilla, there are also simple home remedies for indigestion without any side effects.
Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate that works as an antacid helping to neutralize stomach acid. It reacts with the formation of hydrochloric acid to break down the effect of stomach acid. This detoxifies the system relieving you from heartburn and indigestion. Take baking soda with water or with honey and lemon for the best results.
Apple cider vinegar:
This is one of the most useful remedies for indigestion. Apple cider is a great source of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and other minerals that help with digestion. Vinegar is acidic that breaks down fats, limiting acid reflux. The remedy can be consumed with water or honey.
Ginger is packed with antioxidants like gingerols that are known for relieving indigestion. Its phenolic compounds help to reduce gastric contractions and irritation. It also helps to reduce inflammation.
Fennel seeds contain fenchone and estragole that help in eliminating the gas from the intestinal tract. These oils help boost the production of gastric juices, initiating a smooth digestive process. Drink fennel tea to help with indigestion, or even consume the seeds with water.
Amla (gooseberry) has aphrodisiac, diuretic, laxative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. These properties help the digestive process by curing indigestion, heartburn, or acidity.