Intestinal gas leading to belches or flatulence is normal, but some people may feel they produce too much gas. Various foods generate intestinal gas. Common ones are dairy products, some sugar substitutes, fructose, and certain fruits and vegetables. To identify the culprits, keep a detailed record of what you eat and when symptoms appear. Then try avoiding the suspected foods and adding them back one by one. Over-the-counter products claim to help with gas, but the evidence that they work is not that strong.
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