Alkaline Foods That Might Help Your Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion are the results of excess acid in our stomachs. The contents of our stomachs are naturally acidic to break down and digest our food. But if we eat too many acidic foods, this can tip the balance and our digestive system becomes too acidic. Alkaline foods can counteract this imbalance and neutralize your digestion. Here are some alkaline foods you need to try.


Nuts such as cashews, almonds and chestnuts are a great source of alkali as well as protein and fiber. Try to incorporate them into your daily diet.

Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of alkali for our digestion and provide crucial minerals. You can eat spinach, kale, celery, lettuce, parsley, and rocket in salads or as a side dish.

Broccoli and Cauliflower

Broccoli and cauliflower provide essential phytochemicals that will boost your body’s immune system in addition to neutralizing excess stomach acid.

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Tofu is an excellent way to get your daily fix of alkaline foods. It is so versatile that you can fry it is a stir-fry, bake it in a bun or grill it in the oven.

Onions and Garlic

You’ll be happy to hear that onions and garlic are good alkaline foods. This is good to know since they serve as the base of most of our meals!