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Farting: how to combat bouts of wind with 7 natural remedies

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Farting: how to combat bouts of wind with 7 natural remedies
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Did you know that we let out between 13 to 21 farts per day? Farting is linked to the food we eat and is brought on by bacterial fermentation in the colon. It’s important to identify which food products cause these intestinal gases so that we eat less of them and know which ones we should reduce from our diet.  If you are constantly suffering from intestinal gases, follow our 7 natural remedies!   

Farting is often uncomfortable for us but is it also considered especially horrible for others. Suffering from intestinal gases may not be considered as an illness in the strict sense of the term,  however it can sometimes signify an underlying health problem.

What are the main causes of farting ?

Several pathological reasons can bring about the production of intestinal gases:

  • Intolerance to lactose and food allergies
  • The regular consumption of carbonated drinks  (fizzy drinks or beer)
  • The excessive consumption of foods which are not fully digested and then transform into gas
  • Chronic constipation (more than four days without going to the toilet)
  • Chewing badly or too quickly

Some food products, especially those rich in carbohydrates cause more intestinal and digestive reactions:

  • Fruits and juices, as well as processed foods containing corn syrup with high fructose levels
  • Milk products that contain lactose
  • Low calorie drinks and food products that contain sugars and artificial sweeteners

Some vegetables are also known to increase intestinal gases:

  • Beans and peas;
  • Lentils;
  • Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts;
  • Onions.

What foods can reduce intestinal gases?

1. Ginger

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Ginger is used to treat a number of daily complaints including digestive and intestinal problems. To help limit the production of intestinal gases, it is strongly recommended to chew a small slice of ginger after each meal or sprinkle a bit of ginger onto your plate. You could also brew an ginger tea infusion.

Our natural recipe: In a pan pour 250ml of water and 10g of powered ginger.  Leave on a low heat until simmering. Remove the pan from the heat.  Filter the mixture and drink 3 times per day.

2. Cinamon

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As well as reducing intestinal gases this spice also adds a more original flavour to our meals and desserts.

Our natural recipe : Heat up 250 ml of milk in a pan but don’t let it boil.  Add a tea spoon of cinnamon.  Remove from the heat and drink. Take this infusion every night before going to bed.

3. Apple cider vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is often used to treat indigestion but it can  also combat bouts of digestive gases, immediately calming your stomach.

Our natural recipe : Pour two table spoons of apple cider vinegar and 250ml if water into a pan. Heat up the mixture for a few minutes without bringing it to the boil.  Drink once it is cold.