The wrong diet is the main reason why most people experience excessive flatulence and stomach bloating. In order to decrease flatulence, we should be aware, at all times, which foods should be avoided and which foods should be eaten.
Below are some of the main foods which make up an important part of our flatulence remedy which are not gas producing and which can, in fact, reduce flatulence and bloating.
There are 2 types of fruit; those which are high in soluble fiber and those which are high in non-soluble fiber. Those which are high in soluble fiber are preferable because they are easier to digest and do not generate much gas. Fruits such as bananas, prunes and apricots should be avoided unless you are accustomed to eating them. Because they are so high in fiber, if you are not accustomed to eating them or do not drink adequate amounts of water along with them, you run the risk of adding to your gas problems.
This does not mean that you should steer clear of them completely as they are a good source of many beneficial vitamins and minerals and are a vital part of a comprehensive flatulence remedy.
It is the sudden increase in eating these fruits that is the problem. If you allow your body to adapt by introducing them slowly to your diet then the problem can be avoided.
The group of fruits which includes pineapples, papaya and kiwi is particularly interesting. This group is particularly rich in enzymes which aid better digestion. The removal of these parasites and micro-organisms helps purify the digestive system. It has the additional benefit of getting rid of the harmful bacteria which cause putrefaction. The result is that any pain, bloating, flatulence or diarrhea you may be suffering from will be reduced.
Papayas are a rich source of papain. Papain performs similar functions to trypsin which occurs in pancreatic juices and pepsin which occurs in the gastric juices. They all aid in the processing of proteins.
There is a group of valuable enzymes known as proteolytics and it includes bromeline in pineapples, actidin from kiwis and ficin from figs. Once again these enzymes help the processing of poteins and improved digestion which leads to the reduction of gastritis and excess gas. A complete flatulence remedy must include all facets of intestinal health.
As mentioned earlier, putrefaction is one of the main causes of flatulence and bloating. Eating yogurt helps increase good bacteria in the intestines which neutralizes bacteria which are responsible for putrefaction. Regular consumption of yogurt will lower your flatulence. If yogurt is not your thing then you can accomplish the same effect by taking acidophilus in capsule form. This will also ease flatulence and cut down on the smell.
Herbs in the form of teas can be very beneficial because they help reduce excess gas, sooth intestinal inflammation and stop the production of excess flatulence. Taking a herbal tea after every meal is believed to be of huge benefit to those suffering from excessive flatulence and bloating. Herbs in all their forms are a crucial part of an holistic flatulence remedy.