Flatulence: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Ginger can help with an upset stomach and clam down the digestive system
  • A spoon of raw honey can prevent excessive gas
  • Peppermint, cinnamon, fennel, flaxseed help in gas reduction
  • Fresh green juices made with spinach, cucumber alkalinize the body and reduces gas
  • Pineapple is a natural way for your body to break down food making it easier to digest
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out all toxins from the body
Foods to be avoided
  • Dairy products, which contain sugar lactose that causes gas
  • Vegetables, including onions, radishes, cabbage, celery, carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and legumes
  • Fruit sugar, which is especially high in prunes, raisins, bananas, apples, apricots and fruit juices from prunes, grapes and apples
  • Eggs 
  • Fatty foods and carbonated drinks

Yoga and Exercise

  • Cardiovascular exercises, such as running, swimming and bicycling can all help relieve your body of excess gas in your stomach. 
  • A daily stretching exercise program can be a key component in fighting off the effects of gas in your stomach.
Few yoga asanas to reduce gas formation include:

Music and Meditation

Relaxation techniques, such as meditation, may help reduce excessive swallowed air because of anxiety.

Home Remedies

  • Take a walk for 15 minutes after eating to promote digestion and expel gas
  • Eat slowly and chew food more thoroughly
  • Do not eat beans or cabbage
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages
  • Do not chew (chewing) gum
  • Eat four to six smaller meals per day, rather than three large ones

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