Feeling Gassy Or Bloated? 3 Foods To Try
If you are feeling bloated or gassy, some foods can help calm your stomach. Try these three:
- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). The seeds, leaves, and roots of the fennel plant are readily available in many forms including plain seeds, sugar-coated seeds, extract, oil, and capsules. All offer a natural way to help relieve gas. When shopping, note that fresh fennel seeds should have a strong aroma, and other forms should have a freshness date. Simply chew and swallow one-half to one teaspoon of fennel seeds after eating, whenever distended from gas, or as recommended by product label. Children can take half the adult dose.
- Baked potatoes. They are easy to digest, making them a good choice for an upset stomach when you are still hungry. Plus these universally loved vegetables are loaded with vitamins C and B-6, potassium and fiber.
- Eggs. The protein in eggs can help to soothe a gassy stomach. Choose organic, free-range eggs, and poach or hard-boil them for the most benefit.
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