How to Belch on Command

Although a lot of people find burping to be an offensive, disgusting habit, it can also be a lot of fun to those of us with twisted, silly sense of humors. Learning how to belch on command can allow you to perform all kinds of neat party tricks such as burping your ABCs and calling someone by name in the form of a burp. The options are truly fun and endless.  But in order to become a burping-on-command master, you must first understand the interesting bodily process that causes humans to burp.

What Causes People to Burp?

Although carbonated drinks and excess gas are considered to be the springboard of the burping process, the bacteria located inside a human’s digestive system is the root cause. Many people are aware of the fact that minuscule bacteria particles are located inside everyone’s digestive system. These particles aid in the digestion process by taking a portion of undigested food and turning it into vitamins B and K. However, most people are unaware that the byproduct of this process is the stinky methane gas we are all too familiar with–burps and farts.

How to Burp on Command

How to Burp on Command

Even if you refrain from drinking carbonated liquids, you will involuntarily swallow enough oxygen and nitrogen throughout the day by simply breathing, talking, and eating. Once the day is over, the extra gas you have swallowed must be released one way or the other. The scientific experts who work and study at the School of Medicine at Indiana University have estimated that the human body releases up to a quart of gas each day.

However, in the case of infants, they do not have fully developed digestive systems, which means they need assistance with producing a burp. This can be accomplished by holding them in a variety of positions while patting their back.   [Read more…]

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.