Overeating, eating too quickly, excessive consumption of soft drinks and alcohol, emotional stress, talking or drinking while eating. All these are the major causes of flatulence and intestinal gases.
One of the common causes is Lactose (the sugar found in dairy products). Some people are very sensitive to it and can’t have it!
Many other healthy foods can also cause gases, such as cabbage, beans, lentils, broccoli, onion, radish and green pepper.
Luckily, with some adjustments in our food choices and eating habits, this embarrassing situation can be eliminated 🙂
1- Do not overeat! And chew food slowly. You don’t have to be full for you to stop eating. Enjoy your meals and chew slowly to taste more!
Also, avoid talking when you eat. Air will dissipate into your intestines causing flatulence and bloating.
Chew a sprig of parsley after your meals.
2- Try to identify if there is a certain food item causing you this problem, then eliminates it from your diet.
I personally removed green pepper and onion form my diet. It was causing me bloating and digestive problems.
3- Yogurt that is enriched with Probiotics and Prebiotics can also help in the digestive process.
4- Decrease soft drinks consumption. These are full of gases and you don’t need extra gas!
Many of you drink 7up or Perrier when feeling full, but these drinks contain gases, and must be eliminated in case you have flatulence.
5- Ginger has been shown to promote the flow of digestive juices in the intestinal tract, and this is an excellent process that supports the digestive system.
6- While fiber is good for the body, it may increase bloating. Stop eating food that are high in fiber, until you feel comfortable.
7- Peppermint, fennel and anise based teas are very useful as well. They contain flatulence-relieving properties.
This specific herb is used in many natural remedies that treat constipation and bloating. Fennel seeds provide quick relief from many digestive disorders like intestinal cramps, acid indigestion and gases.
Add fennel to your salads and stews if they contain veggies that cause gas formation, to decrease this gassy effect on you.
In one of my previous posts, I talked about the Himalayan Crystal salt that reduce bloating and treat many diseases like hypertension.