Old and New Home Remedies for Relieving Acid Reflux & Heartburn 
Discomfort along with Diet Suggestions and Food Triggers to avoid. 

What is Acid Reflux? 
Acid reflux is stomach acids going the wrong way, and Heartburn is the burning sensation you experience when this happens. 
Try these natural home remedies to help prevent and treat acid reflux and heartburn discomfort. 
It may be beneficial to consider changing your diet to eliminate heartburn. 
Take notice of the foods and beverages listed below that can cause acid reflux and heartburn.

1. Acupressure 
Use the tips of your fingers and apply firm pressure just below the sternum for about 30-40 seconds. Repeat several times if necessary to relieve discomfort. (The sternum is located in the center of the chest between breasts). 

2. Almond Milk or Almonds 
Drink a 4 to 6-ounce glass of almond milk or a handful of almonds. An article in the Reader's Digest stated almonds have a natural compound that neutralizes stomach acids, which causes heartburn. For preventative measures drink a glass of almond milk or eat a few almonds 20 minutes before each meal. 

3. Aloe Vera Juice 
Both Aloe Vera Gel and Juice are believed to have numerous healing properties, one of which is relieving acid reflux. So the next time you experience heartburn drink a 4 to 6-ounce glass of Aloe juice. It's quite tasty, too! You can find Aloe Vera juice at most health food or organic grocery stores. 

4. Raw Sauerkraut 
There are numerous health and healing benefits obtained by adding "Raw Organic Sauerkraut" into your daily diet. It helps to prevent and relieve heartburn, in addition to healing acne blemishes, reducing age signs and even believed to help fight cancer. Make sure you purchase "raw organic" sauerkraut. Found at most organic grocery stores.

5. Sauerkraut Juice Drink 
Mix two tablespoons of sauerkraut juice into 4 ounces of water and drink daily to prevent acid reflux. Many people claim this home remedy practice works remarkably fast for relieving discomfort and for preventing acid reflux. 

6. Baking Soda & Lemon Juice 
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into a glass with two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and drink after foaming action subsides. This home remedy works by creating an alkaline environment in the body, which neutralizing stomach acids that cause heartburn. 

7. Coconut Oil 
To prevent acid reflux just add one tablespoon of coconut oil into your meal ingredients or ingest a tablespoon before sitting down to eat. Coconut oil neutralizes stomach acids that cause heartburn. Learn more about the numerous health benefits and topical beauty uses for coconut oil.

8. Iceberg Lettuce 
Eat a small bowl of plain iceberg lettuce to relieve heartburn. You should start to feel better within 10 to 20 minutes after ingesting. 

10. Eat an Apple or Banana 
Bananas have natural anti-acid buffers which protect against acid reflux. Eat a ripe banana daily for preventative measures. Apples are another fruit that helps to prevent heartburn. Eat an apple, a bowl of applesauce, or drink a glass of apple juice for fast relief. 

10. Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 
Mix 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar into an 8-ounce glass of water and drink slowly. Drinking this mixture helps to neutralize stomach acids and relieves discomfort within minutes. 

11. Celery 
Some people claim that eating a few celery sticks helps to reduce heartburn pain within 10 to 20 minutes after ingesting. 

12. Ginger Root Tea 
Ginger has been used for centuries to soothe an upset stomach, relieve nausea and acid reflux. Slice up an inch size piece of fresh ginger root and simmer in 2 cups of water covered for 30 minutes. Leave the ginger root in tea mixture or remove if desired and drink 1/2 hour before meals as a preventative measure. 

13. Baking Soda Drink 
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 16 ounces of water and drink mixture slowly to relieve heartburn discomfort. Baking soda works by neutralizing stomach acids. Learn more about this versatile, low-cost product and its many health, beautycleaning, and disinfecting remedies.         

14. Peppermint Gum 
Peppermint has numerous healing and health benefits and relieving acid reflux is one of them. Just chew a few pieces of peppermint gum or try a peppermint candy to alleviate heartburn. Learn more about peppermint health and beauty remedies.  

15. Yellow Mustard 
Yellow mustard is an alkaline food that's full of healthy minerals. Ingest one teaspoon of yellow mustard to neutralize stomach acids and relieve heartburn discomfort. 

16. Chamomile Tea 
Drink a cup of chamomile tea about 30 minutes before bed to reduce the inflammation in your stomach and to balance stomach acid levels which will lower the likelihood of getting heartburn. 

17. Wheatgrass 
Wheatgrass has been used for centuries for preventing, healing and treating many common ailments. Mix 1 to 2 teaspoon of Wheatgrass powder into an 8-ounce glass of water and drink slowly. You should feel relief within minutes. Add Wheatgrass to your diet for its detoxing properties and weight loss benefits. 

Foods to Avoid that can cause Acid Reflux 

1. Chocolate 
Chocolate can cause acid reflux more than any other food due to the high-fat content, cocoa, and caffeine; all of which contributes to stomach acids.

2. Carbonated Beverages 
Carbonated drinks expand the inside of stomach which can contribute to acid reflux. Caffeinated carbonated beverages are even worse. 

3. Fried Foods 
Fried foods are commonly linked to heartburn due to its high-fat content. 

4. Alcohol 
All alcoholic beverages can contribute to acid reflux. 

5. High-fat Dairy Products 
All foods with high-fat content can contribute to acid reflux. Consider low-fat products instead. 

6. Caffeine 
One cup of coffee or caffeinated beverage a day is usually fine, but more may cause heartburn. Consider an herbal tea instead. 

7. Onions
Some people experience acid reflux from eating onions. 

8. Ketchup / Tomatoes 
Some people experience heartburn after eating tomato products. 

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