It’s common to reach for over-the-counter solutions to acid reflux, but did you know that ginger is eight times more effective at killing the bacteria that cause acid reflux? Rather than stopping your body from producing stomach acid, ginger simply helps your body keep production under control. Thanks to the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of ginger, the lining of your stomach can actually become stronger with use.*
Whole ginger will add some pizazz to your meals, but keep in mind that it comes in flavorless supplement form as well. When battling an upset stomach, sip on some ginger tea to ease both the symptoms and cause of acid reflux.
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