10 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Gas And Bloating

Nobody’s perfect. Once in a while, everyone of us will face with gas and bloating problems. The consequences are familiar as gas, toots, breaking wind, farting, flatulence, air attack and so on. There are so many possible causes of this condition, and there are many ways to treat it, so the best thing is our suggestion to find relief with the simple natural remedies. This are the 10 most effective ways to get rid of gas and bloating.

1. Drink some peppermint tea

Peppermint is really good for soothing churning stomachs and easing gas pains. Its essential oil contains menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect of the smooth muscle of the digestive track. It also soothes nerves, and therefore can soothe stomachs that really feel the effect of nervousness and stress. You can drink a cup after dinner to help keep things moving slowly.

All you need is:
-1 bag of herbal peppermint tea
-1 cup or so of freshly boiled water

After you boil the water, pour it over the tea bag in a mug, and then cover the mug (a plate works fine.) Let it sit for a full 10-15 minutes. Remove the cover and take out the tea bag, squeezing it to get out every last bit of the healing mixture. If it’s too hot to grab, press it against the side of the mug with a spoon. Sip, relax, and enjoy.

2. Ginger is a tummy tamer

If you’re nauseas, struggling with the stomach flu, or suffering from indigestion, chances are you’ve been given ginger in some form to help calm your upset tummy.

All you need is:
– 1 fresh ginger root
-A grater (optional)
-1 cup of boiling water, if making tea
-Lemon and honey (optional)

You need to get a medium sized piece of raw ginger root that looks nice and fresh. Scrub it clean, much like a potato, under warm water. Slice 4-6 thin quarter sized pieces and place them in a large mug. Add a touch of honey or lemon if you like, and then pour very hot water over the slices. Do not let it boil-turn off the kettle just before or immediately afterwards. Cover and steep for 10 minutes before enjoying. Drink a cup before or after a meal to help with digestion.

3. Drink chamomile tea

In Germany, a place where herbal treatments are used more frequently than in the west, they call chamomile alles zutraut which translates to “capable of anything,” because it is so useful.

All you need is:
-1 bag of chamomile tea
-1 cup or so of freshly boiled water
-honey or lemon juice (optional)

You need to boil approximately 1 cup of water and pour over tea bag. After that, cover the mug, and let the tea steep for a full 10-15 minutes. Squeeze the bag to get out all the last bits of goodness, and add a bit of honey and lemon if you like. Avoid milk, which tends to trigger gas.

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4. Eat pumpkin

Gas is mostly caused by improper food digestion, which is why high fiber foods (like beans) often times create some issues with flatulence. Fiber is hard for us to digest, so it passes through our gut in bulk. The pumpkin is helpful because it can reduce the amount of gas created. Eat along with any meal to nip your problem in the bud.

All you need is:
-Around a cup of pumpkin, baked, steamed, or broiled OR whip up a different pumpkin recipe
You need to eat approximately 1 cup of pumpkin with your meal to ward off gas. You can have it baked, steamed, or broiled, or whip up a recipe all your own.

5. Activate yourself

Activated charcoal has helped a number of people with their gas, although no exact reason is known. It is thought that it’s because the activated charcoal is porous (its created like regular charcoal, but oxidized with hot steam or air that makes it develop pores) and these internal spaces are good at trapping chemicals, which is why it is used in the case of drug overdoses. One could apply the same train of thought to excess gas given off by bacteria in our intestines. If you want to see if this could be effective for you, talk to your doctor and read the dosing on the back of the packaging. There is powder, capsule, and tablet form.

6. Chew food thoroughly

Gas is created, in most cases, by food that we’re having a hard time breaking down. If you chew your food thoroughly you’ll digest it faster, and it will pass through your body with ease. That means it’s not sitting your intestines causing more and more gas that builds up and needs to be expelled.

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7. Drink warm lemon water

A glass of warm lemon water every morning keeps the doctor away. It may not sound as good as “an apple a day” but it’s still a helpful habit. Lemon is good for you in a number of ways, including lending a hand when it comes to easing your gas pain. The acidity in lemon stimulates the production of HCL (hydrochloric acid) which is what breaks down our food. More HCL = food breaking down more efficiently = less bloating and gas. The water flushes your system and keeps your digesting tract moving along smoothly. This mixture also works as a mighty fine way to detoxify your entire body, because the lemon helps the livers enzymes work more efficiently.

All you need is:
-3 fresh lemon wedges OR 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
-A cup of water
When you wake up in the morning, before you eat and when you have an empty stomach, warm up one cup of water. It doesn’t need to be hot-just nice and toasty warm. Cut 3 slices of fresh lemon and squeeze the juice into the water. Give it a little stir and drink the whole glass. If you don’t have fresh lemon, substitute it with a tablespoon or so of lemon juice. You can adjust the amount of lemon you add, really, just make sure the water is cloudy.

8. Eat some anise seed

Anise has anti-spasmodic properties and helps to relax your digestive track, which has a tendency to react to stress in unpleasant ways. The relaxation also helps with cramping. It is also a carminative, which is just a fancy way to say that it is known to expel pent up gas and relieve the bloating that goes with it. Always check with your doctor, but parents with colicky babies have said providing anise seed in water often times brings relief to their children.

9. Whip yourself into shape

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand, and combined make one of the most powerful remedies for a vast amount of ailments that plague us. A little daily dedication is going to take you a long, long, looooong way when it comes to feeling good. It will help your gas too, because gas is often caused by lifestyle and/or diet. If you exercise and move you are keeping your digestive tracts motility trucking along and expelling gas at a rate that won’t blow you away (pun I sent intended.) Most people experience flatulence on average 14 times a day no matter what, and exercise helps maintain that regularity.

10. Whip your diet into shape

Many of the foods we eat today, particularly in western culture, just spell trouble. Caffeine laden beverages, sugary sweets, fatty fried foods, and a number of other unsavory edibles mean that your doom is imminent. And by doom I mean having to pass gas in a crowded elevator that’s stopping at every floor. While it is without a doubt best to avoid these unhealthy triggers, healthy foods like beans and broccoli can cause gas too, thanks to their high fiber content. You can try to limit yourself when it comes to healthy culprit foods, but really focus on the unhealthy ones. You’ll feel better overall, and if you’re gassy, at least you know its natural gas…

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Maria

Maria is a blogger from the United States with a great passion for fitness and healthy living. Most of her writings are from self experience.

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