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Don't have heartburn no more using effective remedies to get rid of heartburn (acid indigestion) without antacids

Updated on December 2, 2015
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Billy Haynes owns HD Writing Co. and is also a freelance writer, editor and web designer from Paragould, Arkansas.

Don't have heartburn no more using effective remedies to get rid of heartburn (acid indigestion) without antacids

If you are reading this, it's likely you suffer from heartburn like I do and want to know alternative ways to get the painful heartburn to stop without using antacids. I have suffered from heartburn since I was in my teens, mainly due to the type of foods I ate back then. I used to take antacids several times a day until I decided there must be cheaper methods, I was right and they work just as good!

Note: It's normal to have heartburn from time to time, however if you experience frequently you should see your doctor to make sure it's not something serious.

I have not tried all the methods in this list personally, but have heard they work from friends and family. My preferred method is using Mustard as it usually works almost instantly 9 out of 10 times.

Methods marked with * are ones I have personally tried and tested.

*Mustard:

Eat 1-2 spoon full's of yellow mustard (may work with others, but have not tested it). This helps relief your heartburn by neutralizing out the acidic pH levels in your stomach. Mustard is an alkalizing food and contains vinegar (a weak acid).


*Water and bread:


Simply drink a glass of water while eating a slice or two of bread. The water helps dilute the acid in the stomach in the same way you add cans of water to concentrated juice, the more you add the more diluted it gets. Eating the bread helps absorbs the acid.


Drinking Coconut water several times a day to help:

Drink 3-5 cups of coconut water throughout the day on a regular bases. Coconut water contains enzymes and amino acids that help aid digestion. It helps remove toxins from the blood stream keeping it clean, which also helps digestion. Coconut water has many additional benefits as well.

Glass of water and baking soda:

Drink a glass of water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Baking soda being a natural antacid, mixed with a glass of water can help neutralize the acid levels in your stomach and relief your heartburn caused from acid reflux and indigestion.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Using a little apple cider vinegar has been known to relief the pain of heartburn caused from acid reflux in the similar way Mustard does. It helps neutralize your unbalanced acidic pH levels in your stomach.

Take 250mg Magnesium tablets:

Most antacids contain Magnesium Hydroxide, it helps to relieve the pain of heartburn caused by acid indigestion. You can usually find Magnesium pills in the vitamin section of the store or pharmacy. In addition to taking as suggested on the label, you can chew a tablet for quicker heartburn relief.


Warm water with lemon juice:

One would think lemon juice would make heartburn worse, however it can actually relieve the symptoms of indigestion, bloating, gas, and cramping among many other benefits. Squeeze 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice into a glass of cool or warm (not hot) water.

Note: Packaged and pasteurized lemon juice does not aid in health! They are fine for flavor, however for the health benefits you should always purchase fresh lemons.

What to avoid eating?

Below are some foods and drinks that are known to give you heartburn caused by acid indigestion. However, everybody is different so a food that causes it for one person, may not for the other. The best way to find out what triggers symptoms for you is to test one food out at a time until you know what does, and doesn't give you the symptoms of heartburn.

  • Tangy citrus fruits: Oranges, grapefruits, orange juice, all these are common creators of heartburn.
  • Tomatoes: They have a high acidic level and are known for causing heartburn. Same goes for tomato based products (ketchup, sauces, etc).
  • Spicy Foods: If spicy foods give you heartburn, avoid spicy foods for a while, then you can try reintroducing spicy foods at a mild rate to see if it still causes the symptoms.
  • Peppermint and Alcohol: Both of these can trigger heartburn as they allow the sphincter to open which allows stomach acid to escape and cause heartburn.
  • Caffeine: Consuming to much caffeine can trigger your acid reflux.
  • Chocolate: *sigh*, unfortunately chocolate can also trigger acid indigestion as it relaxes the sphincter allowing it to open like peppermint and alcohol. This allowing the stomach acid to flow up into the esophagus.


Questions for readers:

How often do you have heartburn?

Have you ever used a method that worked not listed above?

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      Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

      Cool. Right there with you. Great you are getting this out. The world needs to know. Your heart on fire is FABULOUS!

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      Billy Haynes 4 years ago from Paragould, AR

      Thanks for the comment, I thought the heart of fire was neat to. :)

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      Victoria Postlewait 4 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      Great post! Had no idea about the mustard! I have found the most effective thing for me is Organic Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with a big of honey in a large glass of water. It tastes awful but it does the job! I also try to avoid anything with lots of oil as it tends to make my acid reflux act up. Oh and one more thing! Eat at regular intervals during the day, don't starve yourself and make sure you eat as soon as you wake up!

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      Billy Haynes 4 years ago from Paragould, AR

      Thanks for checking out my hub! I haven't tried vinegar as I can't stand the smell/taste myself. I try to eat shortly after I wake up as well or it acts up on me.

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