Make 5 tweaks in your eating habits to control your farts

Is farting is becoming a nagging problem for you? An expert suggests changes to your eating habits to control your 'oops' moments naturally.
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Watch what you eat! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Team Health Shots Published: 22 Jan 2022, 18:04 pm IST
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Farting may be embarrassing, but it’s a reality we cannot ignore and neither should it be suppressed. It is as natural a body phenomenon as peeing or pooping, but excess of flatulence in a day is definitely a cause for worry. And you would agree, won’t you?

Sometimes, it becomes so excessive that it may even hamper a
person’s social life. Now that’s something nobody wants! That
feeling of a stuffed, gaseous and bloated stomach is not the best
state to be in. And more often that not, a fart relieves you!

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Farting can be healthy, but not when it happens in excess. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

What is flatulence?

According to the Harvard Health Publishing, farting can be
attributed mostly to two sources – swallowed air or intestinal
bacteria on undigested food. And did you know that a human being
farts at least 14 times a day, consciously or subconsciously?

Natural ways to control farting

To understand the basics, our incorrect eating habits are one of
the leading causes of farting. Practitioners of traditional
medicine systems often describe some ways and herbs to alleviate
your flatulence issues.

Ayurvedic health coach Dimple Jangda shared some useful insights
into quick-fix remedies into managing issues of bloating,
indigestion, flatulence and gastritis.

These are the things you need to pay attention to.

1. Watch your veggies

Stay away from raw salads, especially vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, aubergine, leafy green which irritate the gut

2. Cook your veggies

If you want to have vegetables, make sure they are steamed or well cooked with mild spices and salt to aid the digestion process.

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Steamed or cooked vegetables may be better for you than raw veggies. Image courtesy: Unsplash

3. Water intake

Don’t drink water in between meals because this dilates the digestive juices which are required to digest the food.

4. Check your appetite

Eat 80 percent of your appetite so there is room for the digestive juices and the stomach acids to work on the food you have consumed.

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5. Try tea

Have a CCF Tea 1 cup before every meal. 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 cardamom and a pinch of carom seeds added in 500 ml boiled and brought down to 250 ml water. This magical CCF tea can be had once before breakfast, once before lunch and once before dinner.

Apart from these, experts also recommend some time-tested home
remedies like:

* A combination of carom seeds (ajwain) and black salt.
* A spoon of grated ginger with lemon juice
* Triphala: Take half a teaspoon of the powder and boil it in
water for 5-10 minutes. Consume it at night before sleeping.
Excess consumption of Triphala can also cause issues, so don’t go

triphala for gas
Triphala can be great for your tummy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Should you control farting?

Experts concede that no matter the embarrassment – and sometimes
the amusement – that farting comes with, it has its benefits.

* It reduces abdominal pain that comes from gas accumulation in
the stomach.

* It controls bloating, which may happen if you consume a large
meal or have excess of carbonated drinks.

* Flatulence may also be indicative of any food allergy that you
may have. If you get on a farting spree by eating a certain food,
you will be careful the next time.

* It tells you about your gut health.

So, practice these eating tips and see the difference. Here’s to
a healthy gut and healthy you!

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