8 Ways to Increase Stomach Acid Levels, Naturally

As you may know, low stomach acid reduces the absorption of nutrients into the body. It also causes digestive issues, such as heartburn and bloating.

That’s why it’s important to improve your stomach acid levels, if you have signs of low stomach acid. Try these strategies to increase your stomach acid levels naturally.

8 Ways to Increase Stomach Acid Levels, Naturally

1. Add fermented veggies to your diet.

Fermented veggies can help ease the digestive problems caused by low stomach acid. For one thing, fermented foods contain probiotics, which help reduce inflammation and bad bacteria that usually accumulate when stomach acid levels are low.

Some of the fermented veggies you can add to your diet include pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Also, don’t forget to munch on these fermented foods.

2. Add ginger to your diet.

Ginger may be beneficial to people with low stomach acid, due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces inflammation and has been shown ease digestive problems linked to low stomach acid, such as acid reflux.

Add ginger to your tea, make ginger-infused water or add it to main meals.

3. Take apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can help increase your stomach acid, since it has very low pH levels. Add one tablespoon of ACV to your drinking water and enjoy.

While the evidence isn’t conclusive, some sources say that taking ACV can also enhance weight loss.

4. Increase intake of liquid foods.

Since your stomach can’t break down foods as well when stomach acid levels are low, you need to eat foods that are easy to digest.

Green smoothies, yogurt, and protein shakes will give you all the nutrients you need while keeping your digestive system healthy.

5. Cut back on foods you’re sensitive to.

Low stomach acid can increase food allergies and sensitivities. You may want to eliminate the foods you’re sensitive to, in order to allow your stomach to heal.

6. Chew food thoroughly.

It’s hard for your stomach to break down food that hasn’t been chewed thoroughly, especially when you have low stomach acid, so remember to chew your food thoroughly before swallowing.

Chewing food properly stimulates digestive enzymes and also prevents overeating.

7. Take manuka honey.

This New Zealand honey has strong antimicrobial properties that can treat bacterial overgrowth. Research also shows that Manuka honey can help reduce ulcer symptoms, and low stomach acid is actually a risk factor for ulcers . Take one or two teaspoons a day.

8. Digestive enzymes may help.

I mentioned that digestive enzymes can improve your digestion after going vegan. Well, they can also be handy if you have low stomach acid. The good thing is, you don’t need to take them for the rest of your life. Stop taking them once your stomach acid levels balance.

Don’t rely on these natural remedies alone. Seek advice from your doctor for more advice on how to increase low stomach acid levels.

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