Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tea Gaz (Gas). Friend or Foe?


Feeling gassy is a normal and in the Haitian culture there is a very well known tea called Tea Gaz that will aide and alleviate some the gas you may be feeling from eating that bowl of sauce pois. feeling. But I have always questioned whether or not it really works. So I did a little research to find out for myself if the herbs used really do work.


3 cups of water
skin of 1 garlic clove
3 clove
a couple pinches of salt
1-2 teaspoon of honey or sugar (optional)

Did you know that there are certain ingredients and foods that produce or cause you to have more gas. Gas is a byproduct of undigested food or a cause of eating certain foods. Some examples of foods include garlic, beans, onions, green peppers and more. According to Dr. Oz garlic has a starchy substance in it that causes gas. 

On the other hand, there are certain foods and ingredients that may help relieve that gas. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, peppermint eases tense muscles in the digestive tract, allowing gas to dispel more quickly and easily. Cinnamon, anise, ginger and yogurt with acidophilus aides gas. Cloves actually aides digestion and help to eliminates gas. 

Let's take a look at the salt. Salt attracts water in the body so when the salt is are passing through your bowels creates lubrication for the bowels to go out of the body.

That's the break down of the tea gaz. Garlic may cause gas but the recipe only calls for the skin of the garlic and not the actual garlic. To aide the pep of gas in your stomach or digestion tract. You can try the tea gaz or just drink tea canell to help with gas. You can also try some the natural remedy for gas listed below.

Natural remedies for gas include:
Peppermint tea
Chamomile tea