Digestive Health – Discover the Causes of Gas in Your System and the Foods to Avoid

Ever wonder why you have gas after eating your meals? Burping is actually a normal experience and is caused from undigested foods. The body releases certain amounts of gas several times a day which is a normal response. However, if there is excessive gas or if it becomes uncomfortable or painful then it is time to find the cause and make some changes.

What causes my episodes of burping?
There are several foods that can potentially be the cause of gas. Other factors like chewing gum, eating too quickly, adding extra fiber foods to your diet, and smoking can all cause bloating and burping. There are drugstore remedies to help with excessive gas issues but eliminating the main food culprits may also work just as well. Eating extra fiber in your diet is a healthy choice but when high fiber foods are added to your daily intake they will probably cause gas for a while until your body adjusts to digesting these foods. Other activities that you do like smoking and chewing gum can cause you to swallow air which means burping episodes.

Why does my body create gas?
A normal side effect of undigested foods is gas which is released from the body either as burping or belching. Soluble fiber and certain sugars like lactose, fructose, sorbitol and raffinose are all materials that cannot be processed by the stomach so they gravitate to the intestines where a bacterium there attempts to process them. This is why the release of gas occurs.

What foods create gas?
There is actually a long list of foods in all categories; fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and beverages that have the potential to create excessive gas in the system. Everyone has a little different digestive capability and the foods that will be a problem for you will probably not be a problem for someone else. In general terms any beverages that have fructose to sweeten them are potential problems like fruit juices and colas. Dairy products are notorious problem makers especially milk products or processed foods containing milk products. Artificial sweeteners are big culprits for creating gas. The digestive system always struggles to process ‘non-food’ substances especially chemicals like artificial flavorings and sweeteners. Processed foods are just trouble makers in general. Legumes like beans are responsible for many individuals having excessive gas as well as foods like pasta and potatoes that contain a lot of starch. Some individuals are allergic to oat bran and wheat with the result being excessive gas.

Do I need to stop eating foods that make me really gassy?
Eliminating foods from your diet that make you really gassy might be a good idea if it is causing you too much discomfort or pain. However, as you can see by checking out the complete list of foods that could be problematic, most of them are actually really healthy food choices full of essential nutrients. Before you decide to eliminate these valuable food sources try giving your body a little time to see if it can adjust to the foods and successfully process them without discomfort to you. You might consider trying an herbal product that aids digestion. If the things that are causing you the most problems are empty calorie type of foods or foods with preservatives and chemicals then eliminate them quickly.

Natural Pet Food Products

Getting back to nature is getting the most natural gesture of humanity despite all the innovations and developments; we find natural ways as the most effective and safest ones. Beyond our own food solutions, we are seeking healthy and more neural food products for our pets as well. Pets are part of our life and our household; we have to take much care and concern about their food and their nutritional requirements, so like all other things, natural pet food products are becoming preferred choice of most of animal owners.

On the other hand manufacturers too are laying greater emphasis in making most nutritional, simple and safest pet food available by making a lot of research and development in pet food supplements. Everyday new techniques have been adopted in developing easily digestible and more easily preservable food. According to new development, scientists are finding it very handy to utilize the indigestible scraps by adding some artificial vitamins and minerals in it and by making it preserved for a year or so to create layers on it and eventually they add dyes to add color and attraction for customers.

If you are really concerned about the health and safety of your pet and your want him to live longer, you have to be very choosy and caring for his food. Nature has made sufficient arrangements to feed its creation and normally wild animals unless they are not under the supervision of some caring pet owner. Nature has made a tremendous arrangement to make animals live by eating other animals and creatures, built we start making them live by eating specially prepared food. Pet food is not just for the sake of satisfying hunger anymore, there’s a much more technical and nutritional investment in it to make it more cherishing and tasty.

Due to the growing complications and side effects, like human beings, pet owners too are shifting to natural food to get healthier and less exposed to artificial flavors and dyes. Sticking to natural products is the need of the hour and it’s much safer too. There are a lot of renowned brands that offer natural animal products and they have gained immense success and popularity by satisfying the nutritional needs and retaining the true taste of pet food.

Opportunities For Self-Sufficiency – Food Production

In the past most people grew their own food; now we are dependent on an unsustainable and polluting agriculture. If we do garden at all we should consider planting fruit trees and growing vegetables between the flowers. Most gardens are too small to grow all our vegetable and fruit requirements; however what we do grow is at least under our control, and can allow us to keep to organic principles in the process. How far is it possible to have a garden that provides a reasonable amount of food? Almost every garden has enough space for growing a small quantity of vegetables and one or more fruit trees. Herbs can of course be grown in all corners of a garden and inside the house as well.

The first decisions to be made relate to fruit trees. These can be very productive and can provide some to all of our autumn and winter fruit needs, depending on the size of our garden. If you have no fruit trees at present, it is worth planning their positioning such that shading in particular is carefully considered. The choice of fruit or nut trees (e.g. apple, pear, plum, hazelnut or walnut) is a personal one, but it is worth finding out what is likely to grow well in your local climate and soil. Fruit trees are probably the best crop to go for if you have enough space, as they require little maintenance- only yearly pruning and limited feeding.

Certain vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach and lettuce, are very productive in quite small areas. Peas and beans can be grown up hedges and garden fences. By carefully selecting the varieties, it is possible to harvest a succession of fresh vegetables and fruit throughout the year particularly with the use of a conservatory, greenhouse or cloches. If you have a small garden and wish to grow more, consider an allotment. If you are growing vegetables for the first time, start in a small way and experiment with different crops and different positions in the garden.

There is one further problem to be mastered. How can we successfully grow fruit and vegetables without modern pesticides and fertilisers on which so much food production has come to rely? Fertilisers can be replaced by compost and by an understanding of what makes a fertile soil, which are addressed in the subsection below.

As regards alternatives to pesticides, it is important to learn ecological methods of pest control. Here are some examples of what you can do:

o Encourage natural predators-spiders, hoverflies, ladybirds, and dragon-flies all prey on a wide range of insect pests. Birds, toads and hedgehogs are also effective predators of slugs and snails.
o Use ashes, lime or sawdust around plants to act as barriers.
o Use aromatic plants-garlic, onions, marigolds, and tansy-these repel some insects, and the plants can also be made into natural sprays.
o Time your planting to avoid the worst seasonal infestations.
o If necessary, use weak soap solutions with small amounts of vegetable oil.

Some other ways of avoiding the use of pesticides:

o Choose only healthy plants and seeds.
o Give plants the right soil conditions, light and moisture.
o Rotate annual crops.
o Grow a diversity of vegetables and flowers.

Organic Food Production Is Great for Testosterone Levels and the Environment

Everything in life is related. The food we eat is related to the health of our bodies. The testosterone we naturally produce is related to the quality and purity of the foods we eat. Organically grown foods with no fertilizers, chemicals or pesticides added are related to how much testosterone we produce naturally. The carbon in our atmosphere which is causing global warming is related to how much water our soils will safely retain for growing our foods.

By getting the formula right for producing our foods organically, we can reduce our need for water – which if you haven’t noticed is in desperate short supply; we can maintain richer soils that grow increased production of our chemical-free crops and with the right growing techniques, it serves to pull this carbon out of the air we breathe, thus reversing the filth in our air. Organic production will maximize our health and testosterone production, clean up our air, solves our water shortages and hopefully it will bankrupt our greedy food-processing corporations.

It is hard to imagine a supermarket filled with only organic foods and produce, but we can all dream I suppose. Certainly the world would be a much healthier and happier place if the general population all had normal testosterone levels because the masses would be slimmer, more muscled, fitter and active and quite frankly much sexier. Indeed one of the reasons I live in China is because of the near absence of obesity here, and that life in the west is not a pretty site with fat people everywhere I look.

I dream of a world with of normal testosterone levels where the people are attractive to see in the street. After 18 visits to the United states of America, the widespread obesity is the single most striking reason that comes to mind of why I stopped going there.