Gaga For Ginger
One of the mightest roots widely available on the market today, ginger, is known to aid with gastrointestinal indigestion (GI) issues, such as bloating, nausea, gas, and digestive problems. This is due to its gingerols and shogaols - the key elements in ginger helping the stomach to release gas - as these make ginger a carminative which is a drug to relieve flatulence. Ginger aids to digestive tract by toning muscles in the intestine and stimulating the breakdown of food particles, which can help reduce gas pains. A small amount, such as a ½ teaspoon of chopped or grated ginger can do the trick to aid with stomach bloating in most patients. Ginger can be combined with green or peppermint tea to increase the effectiveness of reducing bloat. It can also be added to a smoothie for the same effect.