Skip to content


For a better browsing experience, this site has been optimized for Chrome on your device.


Are you sure you want to empty your cart?

How To Manage Gas and Bloating


  Back to HealthBites


Gas and bloating can be caused by the foods that you eat, the way that you eat or may even be caused by some of the medications that you are taking. Minor adjustments in your lifestyle and diet choices can help with these symptoms.

Helpful Tips To Reduce Gas and Bloating

Try any of the the following suggestions which may improve how you’re feeling:

  1. Figure out which foods cause your gas and eat those foods less often and in smaller amounts
    • Common gas-producing foods include: dried beans and peas, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and onions
  2. Avoid foods containing high fructose corn syrup and certain artificial sweeteners such as sugar alcohols (e.g. sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol)
  3. Avoid carbonated drinks like pop and beer
  4. Eat ginger, i.e. pickled ginger, ginger tea or place a slice of ginger in soup
  5. Increase fibre intake slowly
  6. Swallow less air:
    • Eat food slowly and try to relax while you eat
    • Drink from a glass instead of using a straw or drinking from a bottle or can
    • Avoid chewing gum and sucking on hard candy
    • Drink fluids lukewarm instead of hot
ginger tea for bloating

Metro pharmacy aisle

Visit your local pharmacy for more information

Find a Metro Pharmacy
Metro pharmacist

See all the services offered by your pharmacist

Find out more about your Metro Pharmacy
Metro Niagara Falls

Your favorite store

Metro Niagara Falls

Close at 10:00 PMOpen

Business hours and directions

Take our survey

Tell us how we're doing and how to get better!

Get started


Sign up to to receive offers!

Get started

Reserve your timeslot now!

Sorry, our online services are not available for this postal code. Please try another postal code or visit us in store.

Sorry, we encountered a problem.

Please try again later.