Get Rid Of Bloating And Gas: Suggest Some Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Bloating And Gas.

(Last Updated: Dec 3, 2008)


Bloating and gas can be caused when you swallow air while eating or due to intestinal or digestive problems. Lack of exercise, lying down immediately after eating or even a stressful lifestyle can cause abdominal gas and bloating. The symptoms of abdominal gas include passing gas with increased frequency, discomfort in the abdominal area, bloating as well as belching. Gas and bloating can lead to much discomfort and be the cause of much embarrassment in public places. The best way to combat bloating and gas is by improving your dietary habits, exercising regularly and leading a relatively stress free lifestyle.

Until you feel better, you should avoid foods that cause gas such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, Brussels sprouts, onions, radish, bananas, apricots, pretzels and whole wheat flour. It is also advisable to avoid all dairy products for at least two weeks especially if you have lactose intolerance. Fatty foods also produce gas, so you should stick to a healthy diet. It is also recommended to avoid eating candy or chewing gum while you are suffering from bloating and gas, in order to reduce the amount of air your swallow. Remember to chew your food properly and do not talk while eating - this is also important for proper digestion of food and to reduce the amount of air swallowed. Since over all digestion problems can lead to bloating and gas, you should ensure that your bowel movements are regulated and the toxins are flushed out of your body regularly by increasing the amount of fiber you ingest. Apart from this, there are several simple home remedies that help cure gas. You can chew on 1 tbsp of Fennel seeds or celery seeds after your meals or drink a glass of warm water with a pinch of asafetida stirred into it. This helps to relieve the gas and the resulting discomfort. You can also drink a glass of water with a pinch of baking soda and lemon juice to release the gas and thus relieve the discomfort. You can prepare a mix of 1 tsp of dry ginger, 1 tsp of pepper and 1 tsp of crushed green cardamom seeds and stir ½ tsp of this mixture in a glass of warm water. Drink this concoction an hour after each meal for immediate relief. Ginger is very beneficial for gas and bloating problems and you should consume 2 to 3 gm of ginger daily, either in your food or by brewing some ginger tea. Chamomile tea is also excellent for soothing the discomfort caused by gas and bloating.

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