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6 Ways to Prevent Your Stomach From Growling

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We've all experienced it. You are sitting in a room that is totally silent, and all of a sudden, your stomach grumbles loudly. It can be embarrassing especially when in a group of people. However, you have to understand that it's perfectly normal.

Stomach grumbles, occurs during normal digestion as food, liquids and gas pass through the intestines. These growling and rumbling noises do not always emanate from the stomach but also come from the small intestine.

Luckily there are several ways in which you can stop your stomach from growling;

1 Chew slowly- When eating, make sure you chew your food slowly and thoroughly.By completely chewing your food you will give your stomach less work to do and therefore make digestion much easier. People who swallow a lot of air usually experience more stomach growling than others.

2 Drink water- Drinking water will help soothe hunger reactions and also improve digestion. Drinking water will also help to break down food so that your body can easily absorb the nutrients.

3 Stay active- Research has proven that going for a walk after meals improves digestion by speeding up the rate at which the stomach empties.

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4 Avoid foods and drinks that causes gas- There are foods that causes more gas than others such beans, broccoli, cabbage, lentils, peas, beer and soda. stomach growling occurs when large amounts of gas produced by these foods moves throw the digestive tract. Avoiding these foods and drinks may solve the problem.

5 Avoid an empty stomach- Once the stomach has been empty for a while, growling noises may indicate it's time to eat again. Eating a small meal may temporarily quell the sounds. Having food in the stomach, will also lower the volume of stomach growling.

6 Take gas relief medicines- Excessive gas in the gut can cause loud stomach growling, hence it's important to take over-the-counter medications to reduce the growling.

It's also important to see a doctor if the stomach growling is a regular occurrence, especially when accompanied by other symptoms as it can be a sign of gastrointestinal infection or a serious condition,

Source: opera.com
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