How to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating

by Alena
Feb 20, 2016

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One of the most common digestive issues of today’s world is definitely bloating. It’s so uncomfortable and embarrassing that many of us decide to start eating healthier foods in order to avoid this occurrence. But what if this doesn’t help? How can you get rid of gas and bloating fast?

I experienced this myself time and again, heard many of my fellow plant-based munchers complain about it and have now come up with a list of the most common triggers for bloating. Because just cutting out animal products unfortunately doesn’t always automatically heal your whole digestive tract and healthy plant foods can sometimes be too much for your bowels.

Disclaimer

This is one of our older articles which needs to be overhauled soon. We don't stand by everything written here anymore (just take things with a grain of salt) and will do our best to improve this piece in the near future. Until then, simply enjoy your whole plant-based foods and check out our latest articles!

Although there are short-term solutions to gassiness, bloating, and digestive issues, it’s always best to really go for the root cause and eliminate the initial problems instead of just gulping down the probiotics. It’s also important to know that bloating doesn’t always have to be followed by flatulence – but both of these issues can be painful, embarrassing and just overall uncomfortable.

This is meant to be a holistic approach to reducing stress and irritation so you can have a happy flat belly again soon! 

If your problem persists or becomes a lot worse all of a sudden, then definitely see a doctor. 

There is always the possibility of some chronic or serious medical condition, and diagnosing digestive problems can be complicated. However, in many cases, bloating can be reduced (or even eliminated) using simple changes in diet. Now, let’s get started!

How to Get Rid of Bloating

We hope that the following tips will offer you some relief in the short and long run. As an additional perk, you can click here to download our free Anti-Bloat Bundle consisting of a printable food journal, 3 recipes for a flat belly, an overview of possible trigger foods & what to choose instead!

1. Eat less cruciferous & allium vegetables

37 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating”

    • Thanks so much, Johanna! Yes it took quite some time but it’s an important topic and I wanted to create a great resource. We’re so happy that you like our website! Feel free to share it around. We regularly come across yours as well <3
      Have a happy sunday!

  1. Alright, there’s some powerful gas remedies there for you to use that will work a treat. The best way to get rid of your flatulence, and keep it away, is to use a combination of remedies rather than just one or two. And definitely stay away from foods that are known to give you gas. Remember, our ozone layer depends on it!

    • Haha, true! The less air pollution, the better. I agree that using several techniques is very helpful and also of course avoiding triggers as much as possible!
      Thanks for your comment, feel free to check out our other posts as well.
      Have an awesome week!
      Best,
      Alena

  2. I have tried supplementation right off the bat. It working.. then I learned that drinking lots of water works so well pushing everything through. Do you think that also intolerance could cause this? I find I am a little gluten intolerant and the min I cheat and eat bread.. I have gas and I get so bloated.

    • Hey Julia,
      glad you have sound something that works for you. Water is always a good idea! As for intolerances, check tip 4 and tip 10 again :) If you want the free anti-bloat bundle, you’ll get a printable food journal template, 3 recipes for a flat belly, as well as an overview of possible trigger foods and what to choose instead.
      Hope this helps!

  3. Am so excited to click in wonderful blog for putting me through what I have being suffered for many years back. But I try the method of chewing before swoll. I did less but now I known it can reach up to 20 times . Thanks alot .

  4. Need to re-name this article. Changing one’s diet is *not* fast, and too little too late when you’re doubled over in crippling gas pains and frantically searching for relief.

    • Hi Amy, there are a few tips like moving around, applying pressure or drinking water that can help immediately. And for your next meal, you can know which foods to avoid that are likely to bloat you even more. It’s always best to tackle the root cause and figure out the best way to eat so you don’t get bloated in the first place.
      Hope this was helpful anyways!

  5. Hummus tends to make me bloated and gassy. The overeating and eating to fast tip really resonates with me, I’m definitely guilty of that. Thank you for the reminder to slow down!

    • Hope it helps! Smaller portions were a game changer for me though I had to get used to the different feeling of satiety.

  6. Hi, Thanks for such a detailed and informative article on a sensitive subject such as this.
    My concern is that legumes and lentils are touted as “dangerous” foods by so many websites for they contain phytates and lectins that leach out our minerals.
    I have them on and off but feed my dogs these good, nutritious foods everyday, after washing and thoroughly soaking them overnight. Apparently that is just not enough to get rid of the legume and lentil protectors that may cause irreversible damage to GI tract and even autoimmune disease.
    Would highly appreciate if you can offer information on this as I am in a quandary, especially as my babies are involved.
    They say fermentation is the best way to eat these legumes and lentils. Can you advise?
    Thanks! :)

  7. Hiii, i’m Vitoria and loved your article! But I’m still a little bit cofused. I’ve been vegan for 3 weeks now and at the beginning it was awesome, but now I feel that I might be eating too much. I’m always filling full after meals even though I’m eating a lot of raw food. I don’t know if I should eat less or eat less fiber. Maybe my body is not ready yet for that amount of fiber. Do you have some advice ?

    • Hey Vitoria,
      thanks for the feedback! Yes, plant-based foods have a lot more fiber which could become an issue if you overdo it in the beginning.
      Feeling full after eating is what you should be aiming for, though it shouldn’t be uncomfortable. When you go for raw foods, they quickly fill you up while offering only a small amount of calories – if you don’t want your stomach to be this extended, reach for more calorically dense foods like whole grains. You can have a smaller amount of food for the same amount of energy, basically.
      What exactly are your problems? Feel free to reach out via email for more support :)

  8. Hi
    I am 28 and I had 30 grams black sesame for 3 days approx 90 grams total and it took me 1 month to come in normal state. It gives me hypertension,
    dizziness , high blood pressure.
    Now i feel good. Your article is very helpful so thank you … really thank you. You have done a great job.

    • Sorry to hear about your struggles but I am glad to know that you’re all better now. Haven’t heard of this issue regarding sesame seeds before.
      We’re happy that you enjoyed our article!
      All our best x

  9. Hello Alena! I rarely leave comments on blogs, but just wanted to tell you what an informative, insightful post this was – loved your input on your own experience as well – I recently had a pretty bad bout of acid reflux + bloating so I’m definitely going to put these to the test.
    Thank you!

  10. I accidentally opened your article about how to remedy bloating. Actually I have been experiencing the pain and discomfort for a week already! Your knowledge & advice is great!

  11. This is a terrible write up. Have tried many of this and Jo success. This write up is like many Google searches compiled in one place. A monetized blog.

    • sorry that none of this has helped you so far – time to check in with a health professional for sure!
      It seems like you haven’t really gone through our blog if you think it’s of poor quality :)

  12. Wow, I had no idea that there were so many factors that could lead to flatulence and bloating. I had always believed that it was just the kinds of food you ate. However, if you can still get it from stress and anxiety then maybe medication could help as well?

    • True, if dealing with severe mental issues, medication could probably work – but really not our field of expertise and we’re definitely not trained to say anything on it :)

  13. Great article. Super helpful. Thank you! I have been looking for some help with my IBS and I am buying some herbal formulas https://www.bestchinesemedicines.com/collections/metabolism-thyroid this week. I am hoping that with some of the changes you guys are suggesting and the TCM that I can take I can have some relief and some healing. I recognize that there are food I really just can’t eat and that is okay. I really just want to heal and that means have more energy and sleep better and spend less time in the bathroom!!!!

  14. This is a very helpful article. I am suffering from stomach ache as well as a toothache at the moment. This is God send, thank you!!

  15. Useful blog! This has proven a great help for me. Thanks a lot for such a useful tips. Thanks for advice it was worth reading it.

  16. I had s colonoscopy 3 weeks ago! Since then I’ve been bloated, gassy, belching as just miserable! Dr told me it could have been the prep that did this. Maybe the good/ bad flora in stomach is messed up! Help!!

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