Everyone experiences gas and usually purge it by belching or passing it through the rectum. Statistics show that the majority of people produce approximately 1 to 4 pints a day and pass gas about 14 times a day.
The following is a list of foods which cause gas. Gas can be easily eliminated with all the right steps. One should however remember that passing gas is normal.
1. Dairy Products:
Many people love eating dairy products. They are a source of vitamin A, D, E and K, especially milk. What people fail to realize is that dairy products create gas. This is especially the case for those who are lactose intolerant.
Yoga is a great way to relax the muscles in the body and the brain. People enjoy meditating and doing yoga to relax themselves. Yoga movements occasionally create gas which is released from the body. You may find yourself burping or farting or even both.
3. Swallowing Air:
As funny as this sound, it is true. This is referred to as aerophagia. To prevent this, people need to chew their foods and eat slowly.
4. Chewing Gum:
Not one person I asked believed me. It is true. The faster and the more you chew gum, the more likely you will be to pass gas.
Many people believe that sodas cause gas. It is actually the sugars inside the sodas that produce gas as well. The type of sugars include raffinose (i.e., beans), lactose (sugar in milk), fructose (i.e., onions, artichokes, pears, wheat), and sorbitol (i.e., fruits).
Many parents force their children to eat broccoli. Broccoli and other greens are good for the health of children and adults. All parents should remember that excessive eating of broccoli may cause gas. Broccoli contains fructose which is a type of sugar.
7. Fruit Juices:
Many try not drinking pop and other drinks which are not good for health. Fruit Juices do have sugar and they do create gas. They may be healthier but they do not eliminate gas.
You may feel like you are on cloud 9, but there are going to be consequences. One of the major consequences is burping and farting.
Cucumbers have fructose inside which is a form of sugar. Many people are touched by the line “Cool as a Cucumber”. How many of you would feel cool knowing a cucumber caused you to burp?
10. Drinking threw a straw:
Interestingly enough this is also a cause of gas.
WebMD, Embarrassing Gas, http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/embarrassing-conditions
EMedicineHealth, Flatulance Gas, http://www.emedicinehealth.com/flatulence_gas/article_em.htm