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2006-04-11

Food for Gas

Having gas is normal. Excessive gas, referred to as flatulence, causes distress and is socially embarassing. Natural remedies or carminatives, are used to expel gas. They work by relaxing smooth muscles and letting gas escape. Food with carminative functions are anise, basil, charmomile, dill, fennel seeds, garlic, ginger, peppermint and sage.

What causes gas? When we eat carbohydrates, much of them are not digested in the stomach or the small intestine, and ends up in the large intestines where harmless bacteria feed on them. This fermentation process produces gas. So eating food like beans, bran, starch, and for those who are lactose intolerant, diary products, tend to produce gas. Try adding ginger and garlic to such food to produce less gas. If you are lactose intolerant, eating yogurt instead may help.

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1 comment:

Elvis said...

No matter what you do, you will still release gas.

Just Release it at the right time, at the right place and all is good.

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