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How to Naturally Neutralize Acid in the Body

Updated February 21, 2017

Foods high in acid can lead to indigestion and gastro-oseophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which causes regurgitation and burning in the back of the throat. In order to naturally neutralise the acid in your body you must consume alkalinic foods as well as reduce your acidic food consumption. Green vegetables tend to be alkaline foods that aid in balancing your body's pH level, as well as nuts and some fruits.

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  1. Reduce consumption of butter, citrus fruits, garlic and cheese, as they are high in acid and raise your body's acidity levels.

  2. Increase daily exercise. Cardiovascular exercise aids in reducing weight, and excess weight contributes to stomach acid being pushed back into your oesophagus.

  3. Avoid fried and fatty foods. These foods are high in saturated fat and are difficult for your body to break down, which results in heartburn and excessive acid production.

  4. Consume alkaline foods. Spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, almonds and yoghurt lower your body's pH level by reducing the amount of acid. Raisins, bananas and coconuts are also alkalinic foods that maintain your pH level.

  5. Limit alcoholic beverages. Alcohol increases your body's acid production, and worsens the symptoms of GERD.

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