I recently went out and bought a new smoothie maker, after the one I’d had for the past two years stopped working. Since being ill with the Helicobacter Pylori virus that can cause stomach ulcers I’ve been on the lookout for a smoothie recipe that keeps stomach acid at bay. Having found one, I thought I’d share it with you as it could be a great heartburn natural cure.

Looking through a book that I have, ‘Miracle Juices’ by Charmaine Yabsley and Amanda Cross, I found this one that is designed specifically to help stomach ulcers:

250g (8oz) carrot
250g (8oz) green cabbage <Makes 200ml (7fl oz)

This natural cure for heartburn really is that simple! Okay so it might not sound too appetizing but in fact raw green cabbage has a very delicate, fresh taste that will mix with the carrot to make an almost melon-y and earthy smoothie mixture. If you can’t stand it then try adding some red apple (preferably not green due to the harsh acids) or some melon if you have any, to sweeten up the taste.

The book also gives nutritional values:
Vitamin A: 70, 654 iu
Vitamin C: 105 mg
Selenium 5 mcg
Zinc 0.95 mg
180 calories.

The main aim of this heartburn natural cure is to raise the intake of alkali, so that it can combat the acid and bring the pH level in the stomach down. For heartburn sufferers it should mean that any excess materials coming back up into the oesophagus won’t hurt quite so much and the heartburn symptoms are quelled.