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Health Tip: Preventing Excess Gas

Avoid gum and hard candies

(HealthDay News) -- Excess gas in the digestive tract can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable.

The American Gastroenterological Association offers these suggestions to help prevent the condition:

  • If you wear dentures, have your dentist check them to be sure they fit properly.
  • Don't chew gum or eat hard candies, particularly those that contain sorbitol.
  • Avoid eating foods that contain high fructose corn syrup. Also avoid carbonated drinks.
  • Don't eat foods that tend to cause gas, such as cauliflower, broccoli, beans, bran and cabbage.
  • If you are lactose-intolerant, restrict dairy products.
  • Try exercise -- especially jogging, walking or calisthenics.
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