Gases, Flatulence and BloatingGases, flatulence and bloating are unpleasant and uncomfortable conditions which appear occasionally. They can be caused by swallowed air, bacteria or certain food. Other factors such as anxiety or stress can cause gases and bloating. Foods which can cause gases are beans, corn, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, lettuce, peaches, pears, apples, peanut butter, and some diary products. Carbonated drinks and chewing gum can also cause gases.
Natural RemediesThere are a lot of natural remedies which can help you with gases, bloating and flatulence. Chamomile tea will relieve gases and ease the pain in upset stomach. You can also drink fennel tea or peppermint tea to reduce gases, bloating and stomach cramps. An excellent natural remedy for many different problems with the stomach and intestines is ginger root. You can drink ginger ale or take ginger in form of tea, syrup or tablet. In some people consumption of cayenne pepper and black pepper can ease gases and bloating. Parsley is also good against gases. You can chew some fresh leaves or make a tea out of dried leaves. Dandelion tea is also recommended for reducing gases and other problems with digestion. Eating some coriander seeds will help you get rid of gases.
PreventionIn order to prevent gases and bloating eat and chew slowly. You should also drink in small sips and without a straw. If you have dentures, make sure they fit properly because otherwise you may swallow too much air. It is recommended to take a short walk after a meal to promote digestion. You should never lie down after eating because the gas from your stomach will pass easier into your intestines. Try to avoid stressful situations as much as possible. You may practice some relaxation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.
DietIf you want to make sure you will not suffer from gases, flatulence and bloating, avoid food and drinks which can cause them. Another thing you should do is to eat smaller amounts of food more frequently. You should also avoid greasy food because it slows down your digestion. Food rich in fiber is very healthy but it can cause gases as well. You should not avoid such food, but only cut back the consumption of fibers from time to time in order to rest your stomach. Drink plenty of water and natural fruit juices. You should eat soy products because they are easy to digest.