How to Naturally Relieve Heartburn

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Naturally Relieve Heartburn
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Heartburn can be extremely annoying and sometimes very painful. There are many over the counter medications to relieve heartburn, but if your not one for taking a lot of medicines, then why not try a few home remedies that can naturally minimize heartburn?

Eat an apple. Apples neutralize the acid in your stomach in about 5 minutes. Braeburn or Gala apples work best to ease heartburn symptoms. Celery sticks and cabbage also combat symptoms of heartburn by minimizing acid in the stomach.

Drink apple cider vinegar and honey. Vinegar may not sound like the kind of thing you'd want to take for heartburn, but it actually reduces the acid in your stomach by easing digestion and helping the process along. All you need is 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of raw honey to relieve heartburn symptoms almost instantly.

To help relieve heartburn, try drinking a half cup of buttermilk. Buttermilk is best if it's ice cold since the flavor does not always appeal to people. You can opt for regular whole milk if you like, but the effects of heartburn relief are not as quick.

Eat almonds. Almonds are especially good for digestion because they neutralize stomach acid. Take a handful (about 15-20) and in a half hour your heartburn will be gone.

Basil leaves also help in relieving heartburn, as well as combating nausea and gas. Chewing basil leaves minimizes stomach acid. Eat 2 or 3 of the basil leaves to find instant relief.

Peppermint is a great digestion aid and helps to minimize the effects of heartburn. Ever wonder why many restaurants keep peppermint candies near the register? It's because they know the secret benefits that peppermint can provide for indigestion. Just a couple of peppermint candies after a big meal can make you feel better fast.

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