Here are some things you can do to stop excessive gas:
- Watch what you eat! Beans are known to cause gas, but other foods also cause gas. Some of these foods are grapes, some cheeses, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, peanut butter, potatoes, and rice. Foods high in carbs feed the bacteria that make the gas!
- Chew your food thoroughly.
- Exercise well. If food just sits in your gut, it begins to putrefy, which can cause gas. Moving the body helps foods get through the system.
- Make a tincture of peppermint and caraway oil. People have used this for centuries to calm a gassy gut. Drink it as a tea or mix it with food for a high-energy treat!
- Try cutting dairy. Many people are intolerant to lactose, a natural sugar in milk. In some people, this carb turns to gas.
- Try an OTC remedy. Beano and other OTC remedies really do work! The enzymes help your body break down the carbs that turn to gas.
- Check with a doctor. Unrelenting flatulence can be a symptom of serious conditions including Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, celiac disease, pancreatitis, and many more.