It's the excessive air in our body - caused due to a number of factors - that leads to burping. For many men, burping is a common phenomenon and one that is often overlooked. Editors at MensXP have put together 6 brief ways you may consider to reduce the amount gas in your body.
Following are the 6 ways to manage burping:
1. Eat Less
First and foremost, reduce consumption of food items that produce gas in your stomach. It is the gas which is the chief cause for burping, and belching as well. The food items that are most commonly consumed and produce air include onions, milk, aerated drinks, ice cream, etc.
2. Chew, Not Swallow
Swallowing your food is also a major cause of excessive burping. Some people have the habit of swallowing their food because either they are in a hurry or they talk while eating. In such a scenario, you are also swallowing a lot of air that leads to burping. Thus, avoid swallowing and avoid talking too much while eating.
3. Less Aerated Beverages
Reduce consumption of sodas and beer. These are also strong agents of gas that cause burping.
4. Avoid Using Straws
Do you use straws for drinking juices or other cold drinks? Cast straws out totally! They make way for air through the liquid, which you end up swallowing. Result is the bundling up of more air inside the stomach and thus burping is the final result. Even if you are drinking directly from cans, it would be equally harmful. The best way is to consume all beverages from a glass.
5. Drink Tea
Start your day with a cup of tea, with chamomile added to it. Chamomile works as an anti-oxidant agent that reacts with the gases building up inside and kills them. Apart from chamomile, you can also use mint as it offers the same results. You can drink herbal tea after your meals well.
Take over-the-counter medicines that contain simethicone. Simethicone fragments the gas particles and breaks them into several small particles, thus helping to drive the gas out of your body more easily.
Burping has more to do with our dietary habits than anything else. So make sure you eat well and eat right to avoid situations of burping.