9 simple and effective ways to reduce flatulence 38



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Passing gas can be an embarrassing problem, as well as uncomfortable.

But you don’t have to suffer… here’s 9 natural ways to reduce flatulence.


1. Chamomile

Chamomile is great at eliminating gas so why not try it in a strong tea? It’s said to produce amazing, immediate results.

2. Write it down

Get paper and a pen and list the foods that are causing your gas. Think about what foods you’ve eaten during the day, and when you felt gassy. They’ll usually be correlated with typically gaseous foods.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple breaks down food naturally, making it easier to digest.

4. Apple cider vinegar

ACV is one of nature’s “cure all” medicines. It is a very potent cleanser and eliminator and is one of the best natural remedies for digestion. You will get almost instant relief from indigestion and gas by mixing up a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of warm to hot water. Sip slowly.

5. Bi-carb soda and lemon

Bi-carb soda and lemon juice form carbon dioxide, which is a natural digestive aid. You will find complete relief with this excellent gas and bloating remedy within about 20 minutes.

Simply squeeze the juice of one lemon into a glass filled with half water then add a teaspoon of bi-carb and mix. After the fizziness has gone down, fill the rest of the glass with water, mix again then drink.

6. Peppermint

Raw peppermint leaves will digest your food better and can aid in stopping bloating if you’re prone to it. Have a peppermint tea and sip slowly.

7. The upside-down bike exercise 

Simply lie on your back and use your arms as support to hold yourself up with your legs in the air. Then just do the “bicycle motion” with your legs. This position allows gravity to work with you instead of against you and the bicycle motion helps to push the built up air out. As a variation, you can just lie on your back with your legs elevated (leaning up against the bed or wall instance) and hold that position for 5-10 minutes.

8. Flaxseed

Want relief from gas? Flaxseed can help. Add it to smoothies and yoghurts for instant relief.

9. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is one of the best digestive foods and also reduces gas with its rich quality in vitamin A, potassium, etc.

Take a cup of pumpkin and eat it regularly either by baking, streaming, broiling or even recipes made by pumpkin.



Gassy foods to avoid:

  • Beans and lentils
  • Asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and other vegetables
  • Fructose – found in artichokes, onions, pears, wheat, and some soft drinks
  • Lactose – milk and dairy products
  • Fruits, oat bran, peas
  • Corn, pasta, potatoes, and other foods rich in starch
  • Artificial sweeteners found in gum, sugar-free sweets and sugar alternatives
  • Whole grains, such as brown rice, oatmeal, and whole wheat

Starts at 60 Writers

The Starts at 60 writers team seek out interesting topics and write them especially for you.

  1. After reading the foods to avoid does not leave much you can eat .

  2. Instead of ruling out all those healthy foods, I would try the ACV as it’s also good for curing a sweet-tongue.

  3. I was amused by reading the list of “Gassy Foods to Avoid” – there is nothing left!

  4. Easy, at least three times a day put 1/2 teas of bi-carb of soda in a drink of water or juice ( free from added sugar) water with a squeeze of lemon juice is the best. You can do this every day or as long as you want, you will see the difference after a few days.

  5. People, I’m vegan and eat lots of beans and lentils. There is nothing wrong with them!! My problem in the past was swallowing air and being stressed. How many animals will suffer and die due to this lie? Eat a diet based on compassion, destress and don’t watch violent movies and all will be better.

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