10 tips to reduce excess gas

Passing gas is very uncomfortable for the most people but everyone does it, either by belching (burping) or flatulence (farting).

What causes the gas?

There are two ways in which the gas creates in our body.

1. While doing regular stuff, like speaking and eating, we swallow a certain amount of air that collects in the stomach and is later released through burping or belching and flatulence or farting.

2. The second way for gas to be created in our body is by digesting our food. Our body is breaking down food into energy and while doing that certain gasses are produced.

Gas Producing Foods

There is really no “official” list of foods that cause gas. We are all different and while some foods can cause gas in some people, others may not have a problem.

Foods that are high in carbohydrates rather than fats or proteins tend to cause gas. People usually blame beans, cabbage, onions, pears, apples, peaches, milk and milk products.

Symptoms

Most people experience belching and flatulence frequently while on some occasion abdominal bloating and pain can also be experienced. Passing gas 15-20 times a day is considered normal.

Reducing the gas

1. Eat slowly and chew your food well.

2. Excessive chewing of gum and smoking causes you to swallow more air than you should be. Try to avoid those things.

3. Try not to overeat. When you stomach is full it tries to ease the pressure by releasing trapped gas.

4. Avoid fizzy drinks.

5. Exercise regularly.

6. Yoga. Great way to improve the functioning of your digestive system.

7. Diet. Reduce certain foods like beans, cabbage and onions. Follow up by keeping a track of your diet for a week or two to make sure you’ve reduced the right food.

8. Avoid sweeteners or health products containing sorbitol.

9. Tea and red wine is found to help prevent flatulence.

10. Wear clothes that are comfortable and not too tight.

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