Bloated and Gassy Feeling In the Badwoman Is Related To Faulty Lifestyle
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011
by Dr K K Aggarwal
Heart Care Foundation of India
As per traditional Ayurveda food that split equally into two produces gas. The examples are pulses, Rajma, Chole etc. One should cook them after soaking them in ware for few hours or cook them with asafetida.
Also food grown over the ground surface if eaten raw produces gas i.e cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage etc. And food grown under the ground produces gas if eaten raw or without soaking it in the water e.g. onion, radish, carrot etc.
1. Cut down on gas producing foods such as beans, dairy products, bran and whole wheat foods.
2. Limit gas-causing vegetables such as onions, broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts
3. Limit gas causing fruits such as peaches, apples and pears.
4. Some people are fructose-intolerant and do not tolerate fruits.
5. Those who are fructose-intolerant may find that many sodas contain fructose and produce the same problems.
6. Limit sugary fruit drinks and carbonated soft drinks.
7. Limit artificial sweeteners such as maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and other sugar alcohols, as they can increase bloating.
8. Avoid swallowing excessive air by eating slowly and chewing thoroughly. If you gulp food, or eat too quickly, you may swallow excess air, leading to gas and bloating. Normally, about half of passed gas comes from swallowed air.
9. There are several habits that can increase the amount of air you take in and they are eating too quickly, gulping beverages, loose or poorly fitted dentures, drinking though a straw, excessive swallowing due to nervous tension, excessive swallowing due to postnasal drip and chewing gum or sucking on candy.
10. Too much stress can cause your stomach and colon to go into spasms, leading to uncomfortable gas and bloating. Under stress one also eats more.
11. Exercising helps the body absorb gases in the colon. Aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes can help to counter constipation.
12. Lactose-intolerance is a relatively common food allergy. Milk, dairy products, and medications that contain lactose can produce gas. Lactose that is not completely digested will pass to the colon where gas is produced by the bacteria trying to break it down.
13. Certain vegetables produce more gas. Baked beans, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carbonated drinks, Cauliflower , Fatty foods (they slow digestion, giving food more time to ferment), Lentils and Lima beans
14. Starches that produce gas are wheat, corn and potatoes
15. Some drugs such as those that inhibit digestive enzymes or contain indigestible sugars like lactulose or sorbitol, can cause gas-related symptoms. Antibiotics are known to cause excess gas because they kill the beneficial bacteria in the colon that normally aids in digestion.
16. Most people tilt their head forward when they use a straw. This puts the air in your mouth above the liquid when you swallow and leads to more gas in your system.
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