Greasy fried foods are common causes of indigestion

Indigestion Treatment

What you can do to avoid indigestion? 

Rennie® is a fast-acting, effective remedy for indigestion6,9. When symptoms hit, Rennie® quickly gets to work to relieve painful symptoms6,9.

There are times when indigestion can’t be avoided, but Rennie®’s antacid-based calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate formula works quickly6, neutralising excess stomach acid, turning it into water and other natural substances10 to help keep your stomach happy. Rennie® acts directly on the cause of the problem, which is the acid in your stomach, and works physically rather than by entering the bloodstream10.

Rennie® can be taken day or night to relieve painful symptoms fast6. Learn more about the full range of Rennie products.

What you can do to avoid indigestion?

Make sure you’re eating enough fibre3. For healthy, steady digestion, you need a variety of different fibres, such as brown rice, whole meal bread, fruit, veg and grains3.  But be careful not to go too far the other way – too much fibre can cause bloating and digestive issues.

Take time to chew your food properly; chunky food is harder for the stomach to break down and digest13. Try to sit down when you’re eating.

Woman taking Rennie tablets out of package

Fatty and/or processed foods are much harder to digest3. Cutting back on greasy fried foods ease your stomach’s workload. Try to eat more lean meat and fish, drink skimmed milk and grill rather than fry food. Herbs are a good alternative to spices. Acidic drinks such as coffee can also make indigestion worse.

Try eating six smaller meals instead of three larger ones. This can stop the stomach becoming too full, and prevent the production of excess stomach acid.

Do you want to learn more about indigestion? Read more about the symptoms and causes of indigestion.

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However, just because your morning routine is more rushed than relaxed, doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy breakfast.

Rennie®* takes a look at the best breakfasts you can prepare in a flash and grab as you run out the door to catch your bus…

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Heartburn Myths You Should Know the Truth About

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Tips to combat stress

Stress can be a major contributor to heartburn or indigestion – which is all the more reason to adopt healthy ways of dealing with stress.

Thankfully, finding new ways to cope and relax doesn’t have to involve spending large amounts of time or money, there are plenty of things you can start doing today to relieve the stress in your life.

Rennie takes a look at some of the best things you can do to ease the tension…

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Heartburn triggers

Heartburn is an extremely uncomfortable experience that affects thousands of people across South Africa on a daily basis.

Also known as acid reflux, heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that occurs as a result of stomach acid rising up into the oesophagus.

Heartburn symptoms can also range from burning in the chest to a sour acidic taste in the back of throat and is often triggered by foods many of us eat on a daily basis1.

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