Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Suffering from illness stomach acid It certainly causes an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach. There are a number of remedies for acid reflux, one of which calls baking soda for acid reflux. Is it true that baking soda can treat stomach acid?
When acid levels in the stomach rise, you can feel bloated feeling in the stomach, nausea and vomiting. This disease is synonymous with an unbalanced diet and stress which is said to trigger the emergence of stomach acid in the body.
Various treatments, both scientific or medical or natural, are widely used to reduce or cure stomach acid when it appears suddenly.
One of them says baking soda is believed to cure stomach acid. Is that right?
As reported WebMDBaking soda is believed to soothe indigestion due to stomach acid that suddenly appears. It is enough to add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink it to get rid of the acid in the stomach.
However, the belief of baking soda for stomach acid is actually opposed by nutrition expert, Tan Shot Yen. According to him that belief as something that is not true.
“Don’t think so narrowly, that stomach acid is neutralized by alkaline baking soda,” Tan Shot told TOPNewsIndonesia.com when confirmed, Tuesday (13/9).
Tan Shot Yen also said that the treatment of baking soda for stomach acid needs to be checked further through research and scientific evidence that can be justified.
“Credible or not, how is the competence to pronounce it,” he said.
“Increased stomach acid, gastritis, dyspepsia, even GERD must be addressed wisely, find the cause. Discuss with the doctor,” added Tan Shot Yen, recommending.
Instead of trying the baking soda treatment for stomach acid, here are a number of natural gastric acid treatments according to research.
Here’s how to lower stomach acid without drugs:
1. Eat slowly
Quoted from Harvard Health Publishing, when stomach acid rises try to eat slowly. Also eat in small amounts, but more often.
This method is proven to help prevent excessive stomach acid production.
2. Avoid certain foods
Certain foods can increase stomach acid. Avoid foods that trigger an increase in stomach acid such as fatty foods, spicy foods, acidic foods, onions, coffee, tea, chocolate, and alcohol. Also avoid carbonated drinks or soft drinks.
3. Low-carb diet
A number of studies show a low-carb diet can relieve symptoms of acid reflux. Experts assume carbohydrates cause the growth of bacteria thereby increasing the pressure in the stomach.
Choose foods that can neutralize stomach acid such as vegetables, oatmeal, lean meats, and egg whites.
4. Avoid sleeping
Avoid sleeping or sleeping. Sleep can make stomach acid back up into the esophagus and cause more severe symptoms.
Also avoid sleeping on your right side. A number of studies have shown that sleeping on your right side can worsen stomach acid.
Try to remain standing or sitting after eating to prevent acid reflux.
5. Chew gum
The next way to lower stomach acid without drugs is to chew gum, rather than baking soda for stomach acid which has not been proven. A number of studies have found that chewing gum can reduce acidity in the esophagus.
Chewing gum containing bicarbonate has been shown to be more effective at lowering stomach acid.