Todays article is gonna be about gas. Yep you read right, call it flatulence, gas, passing wind or what have you, its all the same thing. So what can you do to prevent these annoying and sometimes embarrassing moments? Well for one you can try to get to the root of the issue. Many people have certain foods that give them excessive gas. I’ve found that keeping a diary of what you eat and when you have the gas is an easy way to pinpoint trigger foods. Once you’ve pinpointed those foods, either eliminate them completely or eat them in small amounts.
Other things that can provide a cure for stomach gas
One I found interesting was drinking at least half an hour before eating. Apparently drinking dilutes the stomach acids which in turn makes it that much harder for your stomach to process the food being dumped into it. Makes sense.
Another thing that you can do to combat excessive gas is take a quality digestive enzyme. You will know rapidly if this is the solution – usually a few weeks.
Natural cures for gas in your pantry
Feeling gassy or have stomach pains? Pull out that peppermint tea and brew yourself a cup. Peppermint naturally soothes the digestive system. Make sure to let the teabag steep in hot water for a good 10-15 minutes before drinking for full effect.
Steps for preparing an herbal tea
- Boil some water
- Get a cup and add a teabag to it
- Pour the boiling water into the cup
- Let steep for 10-15 minutes (I like to put a plate over the cup to maintain its temperature)
- Drink tea!
Nibbling on a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger before meals is another great way to reduce inflammation and gas.
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