5 Tricks That Relieve Heartburn Fast

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Natural remedies for indigestion without antacids.

There’s no denying that the holidays are the most delicious time of the year. But sometimes, all of that rich food can be a recipe for digestive disaster. Fortunately, relief doesn’t have to come from downing a capsule of weird pink liquid. The next time you overdo it on the turkey, stuffing, or pie, give one of these natural tummy tamers a try.

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1. Ginger

If the ancient Chinese figured out more than 2,000 years ago that this spicy root could nix stomach pain and diarrhea, it’s good enough for us. Make a belly-soothing tea by steeping a quarter- to half-inch slice of fresh ginger in a cup of hot water for five minutes, as recommended by Annie B. Kay, R.D., lead nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

If the ginger is organic, you don’t even have to bother peeling it.

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