7 Foods that Make You Less Gassy

FOOD  |  November 23, 2016
  • 1. Yogurt with probiotics
    1 / 7 1. Yogurt with probiotics

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    Go for plain yogurt with probiotics, which is a type of good bacteria that aids digestion and promotes good gut health. Probiotics are effective in regulating the digestive system, decreasing gas and bloating. To spice it up, add some fruits, honey or granola!

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  • 2. Bananas
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    They may seem like a bad idea, but this potassium-packed fruit can actually help to reduce water retention. Potassium can help to regulate the sodium levels in your body. It is highly effective in combating bloating caused by the intake of salty foods.

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  • 3. Cucumbers
    3 / 7 3. Cucumbers

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    Made up of more than 90 per cent water, cucumbers can help bust the bloated feeling in your tummy. According to research by the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Haryana, India, it contains an antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation, thus helping to flush the toxins out of your body.

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  • 4. Ginger
    4 / 7 4. Ginger

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    Although the taste might be slightly overwhelming, ginger acts as an herb that helps to expel the extra gas in your stomach. Ginger is known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation. It is definitely one of the best remedies to soothe your tummy. If eating it directly is too strong, try drinking ginger tea instead.

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  • 5. Lemon water
    5 / 7 5. Lemon water

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    Our bodies tend to retain water to avoid becoming dehydrated. Thus, in order to flush the excess fluids out of our systems, we need to drink more water. Adding lemon to the water can enhance the effects as it has a slightly diuretic and laxative nature, which helps to further clear your system of surplus liquid and salt.

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  • 6. Kimchi
    6 / 7 6. Kimchi

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    Similar to yogurt, kimchi also contains lots of probiotics that aids in digestion and helps reduce the bloating in your stomach. Try pairing your meals with some kimchi to reduce the bloat afterwards.

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  • 7. Chamomile tea
    7 / 7 7. Chamomile tea

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    Try this common home remedy for stomach upsets. Known for its relaxing properties, chamomile tea can definitely help to soothe your stomach. At the same time, it can help to clear the excess gas in your stomach and aid in digestion.

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