It is natural that when there is
frequent emission of wind through your
rectum, you feel awkward. Breaking wind may not be
life-threatening, but it can be
uncomfortable & embarrassing. Especially if
it happens too frequently in front of
your professional colleagues or strangers.
How does this gas gets produced in your body?
- Eating certain foods like cauliflower, onion, chole,
rajma, cabbage, etc. may be difficult for you to
digest. But it is not necessary that you can have
problem with all these foods, only one out of it can
create problem. Or, you can have some other
food that may be giving you this trouble.
- These foods are incompletely digested in your
stomach & small intestine
- When they enter your large intestine, they are
broken down by the good bacteria that live there.
- In this process, certain gases like CO2, hydrogen & methane are
by-products of these bacterial action.
- You are also more prone to develop frequent flatulence if
you are having more of the harmful bad bacterial &
less of good bacterial in your intestine.
What you can do about it?
- Chew your food thoroughly- large lumps of food is
difficult to digest in your stomach.
- If you have lack of time, you create a habit of eating fast. If you
eat too quickly, you tend to swallow more air. So,
make habit of eating slowly. And make sure
you don’t watch tv while eating.
rajma chole or onion are commonly made at night in dinner, but
it is wrong practice. As it is difficult to digest it should be eaten
during day time, you are more active during day time then night.
- Avoid carbonated drinks.
- It is always better to soak beans before cooking. It removes
Some indigestible sugar. And remember to
throw the water in which it is soaked.
Natural remedies for your flatulence:
You can add fresh ginger in your gravy, stuffing or lemon juice. Or
have it after your meal as mouth freshener (Mukhvas).
Include fresh curd in your main meal which contains
good bacteria. and make your digestion easy.
Adding little cinnamon to your khichadi, khadhi or
gravy will not only enhance flavour but it will also
help in your digestion.
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Passing flatulence sometime is ok. But If your flatulence is
accompanied by stomach pain that persists for
several days, it may be because of some
serious disease in your digestive track. In that case,
don’t try to self medicate- consult your doctor.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician