Are you one of those friends in a group that just cannot help burping in public? For many of us, this is more of a mashghala in order to annoy the hell out of our friends, but for some, this is a major health problem and is difficult and even embarrassing to live with. Because yes, you can burp around very openly at home in front of your family, but a bloated stomach is truly irritating to deal with in public. And if you are experiencing a burning feeling in the esophagus and the tummy, this might be a sign of heartburn (in medical terms, if you please). The question is, was last night’s masalaydaar gosht ki biryani the reason you are feeling gassy? Or is it because after that saalan you went to bed straight ahead before even allowing your digestive juices to do their magic and letting all the food settle down into the intestines.
Here are a bunch of foods that might be causing that bloating and gas.
Foods Containing Onion And Garlic
Yep, that pulaao that you ate at Aunty Shagufta’s last night certainly must have done the trick. Why? Because it was overloaded with tali hui pyaaz and had garlic as well. These two ingredients are highly used in desi kitchens to give food that desi flavor and add to the aroma, but these two are also the top-most culprits behind that uncontrollable dakaar session after the meal. Your mother might kill you if you ask her to use substitutes for these two (are there even any?) so therefore, just make sure you walk a bit after your meal in order to facilitate quick digestion.
Fried & Fatty Foods
Are you habitual of eating tali hui cheezen a bit too much? And is your food usually dripping with oil? More risk of a bloated tummy for you. Because these fried foods contain fat that is not so easy to break down into simpler components through digestion and can sit in your body longer than other foods do.
The main ingredient to blame in dairy products, specifically milk, is the sugary compound lactose which does take a while to digest properly. Taking too much of lactose can therefore sometimes also lead to diarrhea. Prefer taking that glass of milk with breakfast so that it can get digested throughout the day instead of taking it before bed and letting it sleep in your belly all night long.
Foods containing acids especially citrus foods like lemons and oranges can easily play around with the alkaline composition of juices in your stomach and make you burp a lot. Besides that, soft drinks such as Coca Cola also are acidic in nature.
A lot of people might already know this, but for those who don’t here’s the thing: all that masala in your food can stimulate and mess around with your digestive track. This is why many people would experience a burning sensation in the chest after because of the intake of so much mirchain. Foods like these are okay but only if taken occasionally.