7 Spices to BANISH Gas and Bloating Naturally

The holidays are a time for indulging in delicious food.

But sometimes, the aftermath of a rich meal can cause bloating, leaving you feeling gassy and uncomfortable.

This year, keep your digestive system running smoothly with the magic of anti-bloating spices you may ALREADY have in your kitchen.

Adding a pinch of the RIGHT spices to your holiday recipes can minimize gas and bloating so you can fully enjoy festive gatherings without discomfort.

Are yourself with the following seven anti-bloating spices to ensure your delicious holiday meals don’t take a turn towards disaster after you eat:

  • Peppermint: Peppermint is the queen of gas relief spices. As a natural pain reliever, peppermint eases stomach issues and gas pain. Try sipping on a tea made from peppermint leaves or a couple drops of pure essential oil to alleviate bloating.
  • Ginger: Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that can settle a bloated and upset stomach. Add fresh ginger to your favorite tea or some sparkling water to make it delicious bloat-fighting beverage.
  • Fennel: Fennel seeds are excellent at reducing inflammation and bloating. They have a slightly sweet, licorice-like flavor that can be used to make a tasty beverage or season foods like fish.
  • Cumin: Studies show cumin can relieve belly pain, bloating, and bathroom urgency. Research has found that the spice helps the body make bile, which is needed for digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
  • Cinnamon: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, participants taking cinnamon oil reported significant relief from vomiting, nausea, bloating, and stomach pain. Cinnamon also can improve blood flow, which is good for overall digestion.
  • Caraway: The seeds of the caraway plant help relieve gas by relaxing the digestive system. Add caraway to cakes, soups, and vegetables like sauerkraut.
  • Coriander: Coriander relieves intestinal cramps and the gas that causes bloating. The ground seeds add a fresh floral and citrusy flavor to stews, soups, curries, and rice dishes.

Last week, I warned you about foods that can trigger bloating. In sensitive folks, the spices garlic, onions, and chili peppers can ALSO boost gas production. Avoid them if you have increased bothersome belly symptoms over the holidays.

P.S. Tasty snack ENDS stomach issues.

Source:

Platel K, Srinivasan K. “Digestive stimulant action of spices: a myth or reality?” Indian J Med Res. 2004 May;119(5):167-79. PMID: 15218978.

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