Water is another great option to help you get rid of heartburn and acid reflux. This works in a number of ways. Firstly, a nice cold glass of water will help to sooth the area and numb the pain – just like you might apply an ice pack to an injury.
At the same time, water is going to help you to dilute the acid in your esophagus and also wash it out and through. On top of all that, water will help you to prevent indigestion if you drink it while you eat.
It will do this by further helping to break down food itself as well as by lubricating it to pass through your system well and encouraging the production of important enzymes that break down food in the stomach. It even increases saliva production!
In fact, heartburn is just one symptom of chronic dehydration. Many of us don’t get enough water, so start drinking!