Looking for quick relief from heartburn or reflux? You won’t believe this one, but it really works. You might want to sit down for this.
Sauerkraut. Yes, if you told your doctor that you wanted to eat sauerkraut to fix your reflux, he or she would say you are crazy. But hear me out.
First of all, sauerkraut contains the bacterium Lactobacilli plantarum. This is a “good” bacteria that will boost your immune system and break down lots of nastiness that is sitting in your stomach. It contains vitamins K, C and iron and also detoxifies. And the best part? If you have too much acid in your stomach, it will reduce it. If you have too little acid in your stomach, it will increase it!
Sure enough, sauerkraut will balance your stomach acid. People have been drinking sauerkraut juice for ages. So if you have reflux or a burning stomach, open a can or jar of sauerkraut and drink a bit of the juice. Within fifteen minutes, your stomach acid should be a bit more neutral. Ahhh, stomach relief!