As long as the heart is beating at regular intervals, you aren’t conscious of the beats. You don’t think about your heart beating, because it isn’t doing anything unusual. But when you have heart palpitations, you ARE conscious of your heartbeat. The heart might beat with greater force than usual, or it might beat much faster and more forcefully, or it might beat irregularly. Any of these changes in your heart rhythm is noticeable. And the change is called heart palpitations.

Heart palpitations are not usually serious, and most often the problem isn’t even a heart problem. Anything that increases the workload of the heart can bring on heart palpitations. Some people might experience palpitations when lying on the left side, because the heart is nearer the chest wall in that position. Nervousness and stress can bring on heart palpitations. Overeating can also bring on heart palpitations, and so can constipation. It is believed by many that excessive cigarette smoking can also cause or at least contribute to heart palpitations.

Grape juice (unsweetened) is one of the better home remedies for treating heart palpitations. Drink a small amount of grape juice at regular intervals for the best results. The use of guava is another effective home remedy for heart palpitations. Eat a ripe guava daily on an empty stomach. Guava is especially beneficial if the heart palpitations are caused by nervousness.

Honey is the perfect food, and it is considered an excellent treatment for heart palpitations. Mix one teaspoon of pure honey with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water and drink it two or three times each day.

A simple diet of natural foods, with emphasis on fresh fruits, and raw or lightly-cooked vegetables is best for those who have heart palpitations.