Bring Your Tummy Back in Balance

If you suffer with gas on a regular basis, often feel the urge to pass wind, or pass wind that is foul-smelling, a number of factors could contribute to this.

Try these tips to help ease the issue:

  • Eat smaller and more frequent meals without increasing overall calorie intake. Don’t forget to have breakfast and avoid large meals late at night. The last meal should finish no later than 2 hours before bedtime
  • Eat easily digestible carbohydrates such as: potatoes, rice, lettuce, bananas and grapes
  • Consume products that contain pre and probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, bananas, whole grain breads and honey
  • Drink plenty of water each day while decreasing your intake of caffeinated, alcoholic, and sugar-rich beverages including fruit juice
  • Limit difficult to digest carbohydrates like beans, pulses, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts
  • Avoid foods that are greasy, high in animal fat, and fried
  • Limit polyol-containing foods* (common polyols include maltitol, sorbitol, xylitol and isomalt)
  • Avoid sugar free chewing gum
  • Take your time when eating to chew food slowly and well

*Polyols are used as replacements for sugar as sweeteners in chewing gum, candy, ice cream, frozen desserts, baked goods, chocolate, fruit spreads, toothpaste, mouthwash, breath mints, cough syrup and cough drops.

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