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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why So Much Gas???

Why So Much Gas???  

There are so many reasons that you may be plagued with excessive gas. Here we are going to cover the Physical reasons and later cover some Emotional and Mental reasons.

Number 1 is Inadequate chewing...  Proper chewing is necessary to break down carbohydrates and is only present in saliva.  The stomach has no teeth so chew until its liquid.

Number 2 Reminds us that eating cold foods stops digestion, including cold drinks.  Nothing leaves the stomach until it reaches 98.6 degrees so any food setting in the stomach will start to ferment causing acid reflux or gas and bloating.  If you sip warm water or tea before your meal or start out with a hot soup you will aid you digestion and be able to break down your food, especially meats.

Number 3 drinking carbonated beverages-literally drinking gas.  Also drinking through a straw will put air into the system and cause gas.

Number 4 Improper food combining.  Here are some rules to help understand food combining.  This can be very confusing, because of our society today we have too many choices of foods and drinks.  Getting back to basics and eating small meals rather than one or two large one's will also help.
  1. Never eat carbohydrate foods and acid foods at the same meal.
  2. Never eat a concentrated protein and a concentrated carbohydrate at the same meal.
  1. Never consume two concentrated proteins at the same meal.
  2. Do not consume fats with proteins.
  3. Use fats sparingly.
  4. Do not eat acid fruits with proteins.
  5. Do not combine sweet fruits with foods that require a long digestive time-foods such as proteins, starches and acid fruits.
  6. Eat but one concentrated starch at a meal.
  7. Acid fruits may be used with sub-acid fruits.
  8. Sub-acid fruits may be used with sweet fruits.
  9. Do not combine fruit with any vegetables except lettuce and celery.
  10. Salads combine very well with proteins or starches.
  11. Do not consume melons with any other foods.
Number 5 chewing gun and talking while you eat.  Or washing down your food with liquids.

Number 6 Low HCL levels in the stomach.  Remedy this by sipping 1 cup of water with lemon before your meals to raise the HCL naturally.

Number 7 Using antacids like Tums or Rolaids will diminish stomach acid, which will stop the digestive process.

Eat smaller meals, chew well, drink lemon water before meals and slow down to enjoy you food.

I hope this helps with some of the bloating issues and if you have any questions please call! 704-823-1577