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6 FODMAP Friendly Foods to Relieve Gas

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Try any of these 6 FODMAP Friendly Foods to Relieve Gas:

  1. Water – Drink plenty of it to help “flush” out your system (eh-hemm, get the train moving as my Mother would say)
  2. Peppermint – The University of Maryland’s Medical Center states: “peppermint relaxes the muscles that allow painful digestive gas to pass.”  Try enteric coated peppermint capsules, peppermint leaves and organic peppermints (not made with sugar alcohols).
  3. Cinnamon – In Ayurvedic medicine, cinnamon is used to balance digestion and help restore the stomach to a balanced state.  Sprinkle it on lactose-free yogurt, kefir, in gluten-free oats or use it after you eat to aid in digestion by adding a teaspoon to decaf green tea.  If you have diabetes, sprinkle cinnamon on high carb foods to lower the impact on your blood sugar levels.
  4. Fresh, raw Pineapple – Bromelain, found in pineapple, is an enzyme that aids pineapple chunksin digestion and helps prevent inflammation and swelling. I have found many sources that say you should consider eating pineapple alone so the bromelain isn’t used up digesting other food.
  5. Flax seeds – Making a smoothie?  Need a topping for your lactose-free yogurt?  Add some flax seeds as they can prevent excessive gas and fend off constipation.
  6. Green juice – made with kale, spinach, lemon, ginger and carrots. Green juice can help alkalize the body and reduce gas. (source -Ravi Raman#FODMAPLifeTip – plan on drinking this fresh juice only if you will have access to a toilet for a couple of hours as it may help flush you out – quickly!

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