How to Prevent Flatulence: Effective Tips for preventing gas and flatulence

Tips for Preventing Gas and Flatulence

Flatulence is the medical term for passing gas from the digestive system out of the anus. Flatulence can be an embarrassing condition. Any condition that results in the improper digestion of food in the gastrointestinal tract results in increased bacterial activity and flatulence. Passing wind is normal, but the frequency and severity of flatulence depends on a number of factors including diet.


There are various simple yet effective ways on how to prevent flatulence such as some lifestyle changes, changes in diet, and exercise tips. Listed below are some of the prevention tips for flatulence and the discomfort it involves.


You often can prevent flatulence by modifying your eating habits and diet. It is essential that you take your meal at regular timings. Avoid over eating to prevent flatulence. Eat small but frequent meals. Chew the food properly before gulping it down. This will aid in digestion.


Skipping meals and keeping the stomach empty for long hours results in increased production of stomach acids and produces gas. Avoid keeping the stomach empty for long periods to prevent flatulence.


Eat light food and make it a habit to eat your night food two hours before your sleeping time. One of the very effective home remedies for flatulence.


It is better to minimize the consumption of carbonated drinks, since they have the tendency to cause excessive gas or flatulence.


You must avoid excessive consumption of oily and spicy food as they can cause indigestion resulting in the formation of excessive gas.


Increased gas or flatulence is a common side effect of high-fiber diets. Changing the way you eat high-fiber foods may help prevent flatulence.


Try to cut the amount of protein and fat rich foods. Protein and fat rich foods take longer time to digest and hence, increase the chance of flatulence.


Several foods can cause excessive gas buildup in the body. Such foods are beans, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, yeast containing foods like breads and cheese etc. You can help prevent flatulence by not eating these foods that make you gassy.


Dairy products may also cause gas in people who are sensitive to lactose. If you are a chronic sufferer of flatulence, avoiding milk products for a period of time helps to prevent it.


You can add coriander, turmeric, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom and rosemary to various recipes to make stomach-friendly foods to prevent and relieve flatulence.


Most flatulence is caused due to ingesting air directly in the body. Avoid activities that result in increased intake of air through mouth such as smoking and chewing bubble gum for a very long time, drinking with the help of straw, and sitting in a wrong posture while eating, etc.


As mentioned indigestion is most common cause for flatulence. Keeping yourself fit will naturally help you aid in digestion and prevent flatulence. Indulge in any physical activity like jogging or cycling. You can practice yoga or meditation to keep yourself relaxed throughout the day. Relaxation is necessary, as stress only makes the digestive system disorder worse.


Don't go to bed immediately after dinner because this contributes to flatulence. Walk for 15-20 minutes or relax for a couple of hours before retiring. This will prevent the formation of gases.


These are the various ways in which you can prevent flatulence. Follow these tips and suggestions that will help you with flatulence problem.


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