It might be something that you don’t talk about with your new boyfriend, but gas is totally natural. Although it is embarrassing at times, there is nothing to be embarrassed about.
What is Gas and Bloating?
Gas is a natural by-product of our digestive systems and results from sugars/carbohydrates that cannot be digested. What we’re left with is gas and bloating because our bodies aren’t equipped with enzymes to break everything we eat down.
How to Prevent Gas and Bloating
There are some things you can do before you eat, and while eating, to prevent gas and bloating. These include:
But what if you haven’t taken any of these measures and have gas right now after eating? How do you prevent it from this point – how do you make it stop?
There are a few quick cures out there to get rid of bloating and gas after you’ve already ate, so you don’t have to deal with that uncomfortable feeling for long.
- First up on any list is the over-the-counter medication you can get. Flatulex, Gas-x and Beano are all great products that deliver the enzyme to your body to help break down those indigestible goodies. They’re more of a preventative measure to be taken with meals, but taking them after the fact will help to quell that gas as well.
- Baking soda is also a great remedy for getting rid of gas pains. The alkaline nature of the baking soda will help to relieve the uncomfortable feelingsassociated with gas and bloating and also help to get rid of it. Just mix a tablespoon of soda with a glass of water and chug away.
- Another quick remember is to give your intestines a workout. Taking a brisk walk around the block when you’re gassy or bloated will help to relieve the symptoms (on a side note: walking by yourself gives you an embarrassment-free opportunity to manually expel some of that annoying gas).
- Going to the bathroom, even if you feel that you don’t have to go, will give you a chance to push out some of that gas. Sure, more is being built up as that food is trying to digest, but taking a break to push some of it out might be a good idea in company, and it will certainly help to relieve any pain or discomfort associated with it.