Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't be a Burping Machine

Are you wondering why you seem to burp a lot everytime you eat? Burping is a normal reaction when it's not much. But if you burp like crazy after eating, here's you need to take note and avoid.

You might be eating too fast, so slow down! Eating too fast can lead to burping because you swallow excess air as you chow down. To ease the problem, schedule more time for your meals and eat at more leisurely pace, concentrating on chewing slowly. This way, you cut down the amount of gas in your stomach and may even eat less.
Other burp inducers you should avoid as well are: talking while chewing, drinking soda, chewing gum, or using a straw.

If the burping persists even after you've changed your habits and slowed down, if you develop burning sensation in your chest and throat or if you notice that certain foods cause pain in your stomach, you may have an ulcer or acid reflux. Check with your doctor.