Heartburn or ‘acid reflux’ is a burning sensation above the stomach, in the oesophagus. It normally means that stomach acid is traveling up, creating a burning feeling and pain. It’s neither pleasant nor beneficial and it’s a clear sign from your body to make some changes in your diet.
Majority of the time heartburn is caused by overactive stomach acid, which is caused by processed foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods as main agitators. Aim to increase alkaline foods in your diet and focus on a good range of vegetables and fruit, seeds and nuts and staying well hydrated.
There may be a bunch of different factors that cause the same symptoms for different people and you may notice that with some of these a bit of detective work is needed. Yet, so many of these (and so many others I haven’t mentioned) can be improved by simply hydrating well, boosting the colours on your plate and having less of what crashes your blood sugar.
Will you listen to your body now or only when ‘you have to’? The choice is yours.
Medical disclaimerI am not a doctor, medical professional or a dietician. The information I provide is based on my professional experience as a Nutritional Therapist, studies provided and on my personal experience. Any recommendations I may make about diet changes, nutrition, supplements or lifestyle, or information provided to you on this website should be discussed between you and a medical or healthcare professional. The information you receive in these blogs does not take the place of professional medical advice.