WHEN CRAVING A BUBBLY OPT FOR KOMBUCHA
Soda pop is a major trigger of acid reflux, GERD, and digestive disorder symptoms. Kombucha, on the other hand, is a natural antacid and offers a similarly ice cold, carbonated taste without the negative symptoms. Even if you don’t suffer from digestive issues, it’s not secret that soda wrecks havoc on your health and should be avoided. Kombucha has become a popular alternative, for good reason.
Probiotics, or healthy bacteria, is a main ingredient of kombucha developed through the fermentation process and supports your immune system and digestive tract. And since it contains vitamins, probiotics, and antioxidants, low-sugar kombucha can actually help prevent disease and illness and support a healthy gut. It can heal stomach ulcers and candida, and also support healthy lungs, heart, and brain.
AVOID FREQUENT ANTACID USE
Antacids are not the way to treat heartburn and indigestion symptoms long-term; repeated use can get ugly, causing a lot of the same symptoms you’re trying to relieve yourself from in the first place: constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, swelling, headaches, respiratory issues…even osteoporosis and kidney stones. Dietary and lifestyle changes, and sometimes a visit with your functional medicine team or physician for a long-term treatment plan, are necessary in reversing digestive issues.
Other Natural Antacid Foods
A diet of unprocessed, whole foods will help alleviate symptoms. These foods in particular may provide immediate relief:
- Wild tuna or salmon
- Raw almonds
- Leafy green vegetables
- Fermented vegetables
- Bone broth
- Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
If conditions continue or get worse after a change in diet, come in for a free consultation to find out how our functional medicine approach can help get to the root of your digestive issues.