8 Natural Ways to Stop Burping

8 Natural Ways to Stop Burping

It can get annoying and sometimes very uncomfortable to continually belch after eating. There might be rancid smells, bad breathe or burning in your throat that comes with this annoying bodily function. Not to mention the public scrutiny that belching can bring upon you, at least in America. However, it has been said that in Europe, burping is a compliment to the chef.

If you are a constant belcher that gets sideways glances from friends, family and strangers then you’ll probably want to try these 8 natural ways to stop burping. These are easy remedies to manage your escaping bellows which may also help your digestive system functions at the same time.

Be a Mindful Chewer

Maybe you grew up in a crowded household where you had to eat fast to get more food before it was all gone or, well, you just eat fast. Either way, slow down because eating your food like you’re going to the electric chair fills your belly with extra air. Extra air can make your digestive system burp it up.

Air in your stomach is not a good mix so take your time chewing your food by concentrating on each bite. Chances are, if you are a mindful eater, your food may taste better while eating it not tasting it in a belch later.

Lay Off the Spice

Spicy foods are notorious for causing a belching response. Sometimes spicy foods can also result in constant hiccups. Add in the high octane of spices and when you burp it can be a real pain in the esophagus. Lay off the hot stuff for a few weeks to see if there’s any change in your digestive process.

Calm it with Chamomile

Before, during or after a meal taking small sips of plain chamomile tea could help quell your digestive gases that would inevitably turn into belching.

According to a study published in Molecular Medicine Reports

“Chamomile is especially helpful in dispelling gas, soothing the stomach, and relaxing the muscles that move food through the intestines.”

Strengthen Your Gut

The buzz word, “probiotics” is thrown around so much you may be confused as to what they actually are. Basically, probiotics are the opposite of antibiotics meaning rather than kill all the microorganisms in your gut, they improve them. As a result, a healthy gut may help with burping and belching.

In a study by Iranian researchers who investigated the effect of probiotics on irritable bowel syndrome, it was found that probiotics reduce stomach gases which may cause regurgitation. The conclusion of the study stated,

“The findings of this research showed that the use of saccharomyces Boulardii (Yomogi) [probiotics] can be effective in improving the symptoms of IBS, specifically pain severity, diarrhea, eructation [belching], and gas release from the stomach.”

Take probiotics on an empty stomach and talk to your doctor before taking if you struggle with an immune issue.

Chew Ginger

The compounds in ginger root have been used for centuries to alleviate stomach and digestive issues. Try taking powdered ginger capsules, tincture, tea or chew on the root before or after a meal to reduce stomach gas that can result in belching. Ginger is spicy so use it carefully.

Handful of Fennel

Fennel seeds are powerful little things that can be used to your gastrointestinal advantage. A study of the use of fennel on colicky babies (suffering from excessive intestinal gas) concluded that, as reported by Medical Daily,

“It alleviates gastric pain and discomfort associated with indigestion, abdominal bloating, nausea, belching, and flatulence.”

Chew some seeds before, after or during a meal.

Lessen Your Gas

Sometimes all it takes is a little self control to reduce your burping and belching. Gassy foods are notorious for causing a digestive reaction so try to stay away from them.

Some of these include:

  • Cruciferous foods like broccoli, cabbage and Brussel sprouts
  • Legumes which is all beans
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Garlic, onions, peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Dairy

You May Be Intolerant 

Reducing gassy foods from your diet may help but if you have any kind of food intolerance you’ll want to cut those foods out altogether.

According to News Medical Life Sciences,

“Common intolerances that may be associated with frequent burping include lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, fructose malabsorption, and sorbitol malabsorption.”

To find out if you are intolerant stop each of these foods one at a time to see if there is a change.

Don’t succumb to chemical laden, processed foods that may taste good but end up compromising your health such as causing excessive gas and belching. Try these 8 natural ways to stop burping and you may get a whole new lease on eating and digestion.