Life Coach Magazine

Home Remedies for Indigestion

By Manjumodiyani @HoshiyaarChaddi

indigestion symptomsIndigestion has become a common issue among the modern day humans. Our lifestyle, food habits and to some extent the sheer negligence causes our body to snap back to get our attention. People of all ages get indigestion at some point of time. Also known as dyspepsia in medical terms, the lack of fiber in our diet is what usually causes indigestion. Apart from the difficulty in emptying the bowels, symptoms of indigestion include a bloated abdomen, flatulence, acid reflux, bad breath, acne, headaches. In severe cases, people may feel depressed and lose their appetite.Fortunately, it’s easy to treat indigestion naturally. By consuming plenty of fluids and foods rich in fiber, and going easy on refined / processed foods laced with spices and fat, you can get rid of indigestion in a matter of few days. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can say goodbye to the disquieting feeling in your gut. Also, if you maintain a healthy diet, we promise you can totally avoid the future episodes of indigestion.
Spinachspinach for indigestion-symptomsSpinach is a food that has rich fiber content. You may have it raw or cooked as per your liking. You can also make a smoothie by blending together half a bunch of baby spinach, some water and a handful of fresh berries or a couple of plums for a nice touch of fruity flavors. This will certainly alleviate the symptoms of severe indigestion within 2-3 days.
Fennel Seedssymptoms of indigestionFennel seeds have been proven to ease the symptoms of indigestion since time immemorial. It is anti-spasmodic in nature, which is why it soothes the spasms in your gut. If consumption of spicy, fatty foods or overeating is causing your digestive distress, the tiny green seeds hold the key to your relief. Just chew on half a teaspoon of fennel seeds when you feel flatulent and uncomfortable.
Alternatively, you can dry-roast the fennel seeds, grind them to a fine powder and store it in a clean bottle. Consume half a teaspoon of fennel seeds with a glass of water twice a day, till your tummy feels better.
Grapesindigestion reliefGrapes are rich in the content of insoluble fiber. Having a small bowl of grapes every day will not only keep indigestion in check but also help prevent future recurrence. If you like juice, blend the grapes to make juice. Do not strain the juice; otherwise you will end up separating the fibrous content.
Figsacid indigestionFresh or dried, figs are loaded with fiber and an excellent natural laxative. You can eat a couple of fresh figs with their skin on, or you can have the dried ones with milk. Soak a couple of dried figs in some milk for 3-4 hours, so that they will get somewhat softened. Grind the soaked figs along with the milk to make a paste. It should not be very thick and dense. Warm the paste and have it before going to bed.
Flax Seedsflaxseed indigestion remediesFiber-rich foods are your best friends when you are having a hard time coping with indigestion. Not only are flax seeds a natural laxative, they are brimming with the goodness of omega-3 fatty acids. Ground some flax seeds to a fine powder. Consume a tablespoon or two with a glass of water before going to bed. Flax seeds can ease mild to severe constipation by improving the bowel movement.
These 5 foods are highly effective in treating indigestion naturally. The key is to drink plenty of water since all these foods have very high fiber content. Do not consume alcoholic or caffeinated beverages. They cause dehydration, which will further worsen your condition. You will need to follow these home-remedies on a regular basis for some time to see positive results.
If you do not find relief within 3-4 days, visit your doctor to determine the cause and undergo appropriate treatment. Indigestion is also a symptom of several serious ailments like gastric cancer, peptic ulcers and ailments of pancreas or bile duct. Therefore, do not take your condition lightly.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog