All of the points below can contribute to swallowing very small amounts of air which combined produce gas accumulation in the stomach passing through the small and large intestines and exiting the body by way of the rectum.
- Drinking any carbonated beverage
- Fast eating
- Gum chewing, smoking, post nasal drip
The foods we eat can affect gas production especially those with carbohydrates which pass through the small intestine to the large intestine where they are broken down by bacteria with gas produced as a byproduct.
- Brussels sprouts
- Dried beans