5 Tips for Preventing Flatulence (Farts)

5 Tips for Preventing Flatulence (Farts)

Among the causes of flatulence are poor digestion due to food allergies, eating too quickly, illness or stress. here are five ways to reduce the gas an aid digestion:


  1. Drink a ginger ale – Drink a cup of ginger tea after your evening meal instead of decaffeinated coffee. Ginger aids digestion of fats, easing the gas and cramps that come with poor digestion. To make your own tea, grate a teaspoon of fresh ginger root and simmer in hot water for 10 minutes.
  2. Eat fermented foods – Boost your intake of acidophilus – rich foods, such as yogurt and buttermilk, which are known to aid in digestion.
  3. Stimulate with seeds – Ayurvedic healers of India use anise, fennel and caraway seeds, as well as garlic to add flavor to meals and stimulate digestion.
  4. Soothe with spices – Ayurvedic healers recommend use of coriander, cumin and ginger to flavor legumes and diminish gas.
  5. Hold the water – temporarily – Put your water glass aside during meals – it dilutes (digestive) stomach acids.


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