Everyone produces intestinal gas as a normal by-product of digestion. If you have embarrassing flatulence you will want to learn what you can do to minimize the problem.
It’s not just beans – there are a lot of foods that can cause gas. People who cannot properly digest gluten in wheat and other grains should check out gluten-free products. Others may have a problem with lactose in milk and should try to eliminate or cut down on dairy products or try the lactose-free milk products.
Eating a lot of fiber or taking dietary fiber products can cause flatulence. Cut back on the fiber and then gradually build up the amount in the diet. Common fruits and vegetables that can cause flatulence for some people are cabbage, broccoli, bananas, pears and apples.
Start to notice if there are certain foods that cause flatulence and cut down, eliminate or substitute other foods to control your flatulence.
Swallowing too much air when you eat or drink can contribute to flatulence. People who smoke or chew gum often swallow air. Drinking carbonated beverages like soda or beer may add to the problem. Just eating too fast or eating while you are upset may cause you to swallow air. So slow down and have a relaxed meal. Go easy on the sodas and see if that lessens your flatulence.
Some Herbs That Help
Peppermint and spearmint are excellent for flatulence. Drink teas made from these herbs to relieve bloating and flatulence. Keep peppermint and spearmint lozenges handy for quick relief.
Aniseed, cumin, fennel and dill are other carminative herbs that can be brewed into tea to help control flatulence. Sweet cicely is a mild flavored seed that can be chewed to relieve gas.
These herbal teas are especially comforting when excess gas causes bloating and pain. The hot liquid soothes and medicates.
If you have made changes to your diet and the way you eat and still have problems with flatulence that herbal remedies cannot control, you should consult your health provider to make sure there is no underlying medical reason for excess flatulence.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.