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How To Get Rid Of Belching

By on September 3, 2010

BelchingIn medical terms, belching or burping is referred to as eructation or ructus. Basically belching is a natural process of driving out gas loudly from the digestive tract through the mouth. Sometimes it is accompanied by a typical odor too. Though belching gives you relief from the abdominal discomfort caused by excess gas, it may also cause embarrassment at times.

Unfortunately, belching is a natural phenomenon and is not associated with any specific disorder. It is chiefly caused due to consumption of excess fatty foods, carbonated drinks, and swallowing air while eating. If you are annoyed with your belching problem and want to get rid of belching then this article is for you. Given below are some tips on how to get rid of belching.

One of the common causes of belching is eating or drinking rapidly. Hence, you can control your belching problem by taking your time to eat and drink. If you eat or drink fast, air will also be swallowed in along with foods, which has to be released through belching or burping. You must also avoid talking while eating otherwise you will inhale and swallow more air leading to the build-up of gas in your abdomen.

Cucumber

Certain foods may cause excess gas in your stomach. Such foods include cabbage, lentils, beans, bell peppers, sprouts, apricots, chocolate, and cucumbers.

Foods containing high amount of insoluble fibers such as bananas, cereals and bran, or spicy foods, tomatoes, mints, and highly acidic foods such as tea and coffee are also the common foods that cause excess gas in your system. Hence, you must take care to limit the intake of these foods and if possible you should completely eliminate carbonated drinks from your diet.

Carbonated Drinks

You should find out whether your belching problem is directly linked to the consumption of milk-based products. If you are lactose-intolerant then you should cut back on milk and other milk-based products. Or it is better to find substitute low-lactose products for your dairy requirements. You can consume yogurt in place of milk.

Lemon

You can also get rid of belching by taking 2-3 tea spoons of lemon in a glass of water. You can also mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar into it and consume prior to meals. Peppermints and garlic can be taken to eliminate belching. Smoking, chewing gum and alcohol should be avoided to get rid of belching.