FLATULENCE – A NATURAL REMEDY

More and more people are looking for natural remedies for conditions they suffer from, below is a list I hope you find helpful in helping to reduce any flatulence issues you may have.

Staying Calm – The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to anxiety, anger & depression. A network of nerves connect this area of the body to the brain and when you’re under stress the muscles in the abdomen tighten causing painful spasms. So trying not to react to stress or letting stress build up can be beneficial to your gut.

Get Physical – Sometimes flatulence is not the result of a bad diet but of a faulty digestive process. Exercise helps to regulate the digestion process and if you feel bloated or uncomfortable taking a walk can help you loosen the pressure building up in your stomach.

Don’t Stuff Yourself – Simply put, the more food in the gut the more gas builds up. If you eat lighter meals and eat smaller mouthfuls you swallow less air whilst eating. The larger the mouthful of food you try to eat the wider you need to open your mouth which results in you swallowing more air. Air causes more flatulence to build up.

Don’t Drink Through A Straw – A bit of an odd one, but sipping drinks through a straw causes you to suck in air which in turn causes more gas. This can be as bad for you as drinking fizzy drinks.

No Cold Drinks After Meals – Some scientists recommend not drinking cold fluids for up-to 30 minutes after meal times. The cold fluid reacts with the food which slows down digestion. If you do need a drink after eating it is recommended that you have a warm drink, such as a herbal tea which can breakdown some bacteria in the digestion process that causes flatulence.

Ginger – Ginger is proven to help stimulate, saliva, bile & gastric juice production. This aids better digestion. Ginger tea is a good way of increasing your intake of ginger without drastically altering your diet.

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