Christmas is just around the corner and one of the things that make it so special is the much awaited Christmas dinner. It’s only natural for us to dream all year about the festive dinner table which gathers loved ones and tempts us with all sorts of delicious foods. Steaks, cakes, drinks, all these are a pleasure for our taste buds, but even though it’s a pleasure to eat them, the stomach is not thankful at all for them. Unfortunately, the winter holidays are a common cause for excess and after a rich meal we might experience unpleasant sensations that make us regret what we have eaten. Stomach burning is one of the most common conditions, and although not very severe, it can be very bothersome. If left untreated, it can lead to more severe illnesses, which is why you should take action from the very first signs. Of course, the first thing you should do when experiencing a burning sensations is stop eating that food which caused it, including fats and sugar. When this is not enough, here are some natural stomach burning remedies that solve the problem quickly.
Due to their active ingredients, bananas neutralize acids and attenuate stomach burning. The great thing about these fruits is that you can eat them after you feel ill, but they can be used for prevention as well. To make sure you avoid burning, eat a banana for breakfast, together with a cup of plain low fat yoghurt and a heavy dinner is less likely to affect your digestion.
Toast and boiled rice
Bland foods such as boiled rice make are great stomach remedies, because they absorb the excess of gastric juices. Besides, if you also combine rice with toast, you can also treat nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite. The only thing you have to be careful about is the recipe. Rice is only effective when it is plain, without other ingredients such as spices, which might actually increase burning. Also, the toast should not be burnt.
Leaving aside Hollywood diets having cabbage soup as a main ingredient, this vegetable is first of all an excellent help when you experience stomach burns. Both cabbage and its juice have a healing effect on the duodena, especially when it is irritated and has lesions. Even when diets aren’t your cup of tea, you can still try eating cabbage to treat and prevent stomach ulcers.
Almonds are in the top of oily fruits, known from the oldest days as stomach burning remedies. You can also eat nuts, sunflower seeds, even pumpkins, apricots, mango and avocado. The basic condition when you eat oily fruits is not to make them in any way, because you would actually eat unhealthy “fried oil”, which could worsen the condition.
As for medicine, try to avoid it from the beginning, because stomach burning can have a number of causes, from indigestion to acid reflux and you need a professional consultation before taking anything. If the discomfort persists, talk to your physician for more in depth tests.