Indigestion has many causes but there are certainly things you can do to reduce the occurrence of this distressing condition. In the vast majority of cases, indigestion is not related to any underlying health issue but is the temporary result of eating too much, eating too quickly, or consuming excessive amounts of certain kinds of food or drink.

In terms of specific foods, it is known that there is a direct causal link between consuming large amounts of fatty foodstuffs, spicy dishes, and very acidic things (for example tomatoes and citrus fruit) and the onset of indigestion. You should also watch out for foods that are high in fiber, such as broccoli and cauliflower. Much as you may have a taste for such foods, you should try cutting down on them to see if your problems with indigestion decrease.

With regard to beverages, caffeine is a big cause of an upset stomach, so coffee addicts should try to moderate their intake. 

It is not only what you eat that can cause problems, but also how you eat. You should not eat too fast, or talk too much while eating. Try to make meal times a relaxing process, rather than a swift break from other activities during which you bolt down huge amounts of food. This is a certain recipe for indigestion. Other things to avoid are undertaking vigorous exercise immediately after a meal, and also eating just before bedtime.

If you do get an attack of indigestion and require some remedy, the key is to look for substances with a known soothing effect. A cup of herbal tea, especially mint, ginger, or chamomile flavor, is highly recommended. Probiotic yoghurt drinks are also known to help in settling a troubled stomach.