Acid reflux is characterized by the stomach muscles spasming and sending excess acid back towards the esophagus, which results in a painful burning sensation. Anti-spasmodic foods, such as fennel seeds, can significantly reduce this impulse of the stomach to push acid in the wrong direction. A specific compound found within fennel seeds, known as anethole, is responsible for this soothing relief. Fennel seeds can be chewed after a meal for immediate prevention of acid reflux, and this is the most popular method of consumption.
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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.