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Tired of feeling bloated?

Do you sometimes feel like you have gained a few kilograms around your tummy just a few hours after you have eaten a meal? As though you have swallowed a soccer ball? Your pants are suddenly very tight around your waist and you struggle to hide the burps and flatulence?

What causes bloating and gas?

Bloating is generally caused by air we swallow when eating and drinking, and by fermentation of undigested short chain carbohydrates (FODMAPS) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Fermentation and gas production in the GI tract is normal, but excessive gas production may cause problems especially for

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