First and foremost, let us talk about acid reflux, or most commonly known as heartburn. If you are one of the millions who experiences heartburn, you know the struggle and how unpleasant it can be. It is characterized by a burning sensation in your chest or throat.
What causes acid reflux?
This happens when stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus therefore, causing a burning feeling.
A lot of things can trigger heartburn. Most common cause is a person’s food intake that’s high in fat, including spicy foods. Eating in large meals can also be the root of distress. Other common risk factors include drinking alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea; smoking, snacking close to bedtime, and taking ibuprofen or aspirin.
Some say that being pregnant or overweight adds fuel to trigger heartburn due to the pressure on the parts of abdominal muscles and stomach.
- Pain in the chest area which occurs after eating (it may occur at night)
- Bloating and feeling sick
- Bitter taste in your mouth
- A feeling of vomiting
Why use honey for acidity?
Indian Journal of Medical Research published a study that honey might be helpful against acid reflux. It is loaded with antioxidants that fight damaging free-radicals which causes damage in your digestive tract. Additionally, honey works wonders for reducing inflammation in the esophagus.
Study suggested swallowing a teaspoon of raw honey (just the way it is) in order to treat acid reflux. By consuming raw honey each morning, you may find yourself experiencing acid reflux less than usual.
Honey in general is safe to consume. If symptoms don’t subside, ask for medical help for other treatment options. In the end, it is best to make sure by talking with your doctor if you have more questions about what kind of foods should be avoided and things that need to be included on your dietary plan.