Our body gets energy from different varieties of food that we eat. One of the results of eating and digestion is flatulence or the formation and accumulation of intestinal gas called flatus. Though it is considered as a normal occurrence, it may be excessive that it results to pain, discomfort and even embarrassment. Hence, it would be helpful if you’ll learn some ways on how to prevent flatulence and how to manage it once it occurs.
How to avoid gas pain and smelly bad odor farts?
First, like how you treat any other condition or ailment, you have to avoid what causes and what aggravates it. In other words, avoid gas-forming foods such as beans, cabbage, bran, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, prunes, raisins and brussel sprouts as well as egg yolk that can also lead to smelly gas. Aside from this, avoid sugar-free sweets and gum that contain sorbitol, xylitol and mannitol because it can’t be easily digested and once it reaches the colon, the normal flora feeds on them, thereby producing excessive amount of gas.
Aside from this, there are also simple ways on how to prevent flatulence. If you plan to increase fiber intake, do it gradually. Also, if you want to cook beans, soak it in water overnight and replace the water before boiling. It is also advisable to cook beans using a pressure cooker to remove gas.
On the other hand, some of the most effective and safe remedies to relieve flatulence are commonly found at home. One of these is ginger which is known to stimulate digestion, clean the colon and reduce gas formation. To get the most out of its benefits, you may use ginger as a tea or just chew and swallow a slice of it. Other than ginger, papaya has also been found to relieve flatulence because it contains the enzyme called ‘papain’ that can help digest proteins and reduce intestinal gas.
Lastly, if you do not want to take any of these natural remedies, you may go for the topical remedies to relieve flatulence. You may add herbs such as cardamom, clove, cinnamon, fennel or ginger to warm olive or sesame oil and massage the mixture over your abdomen.