Taking the time to slowly eat your food, rather than gulping in large bites, can help reduce the amount of extra air trapped in your gastrointestinal tract or gut. Large bites and swallowing your food in chunks allows small pockets of air to be swallowed along with your food, and those turn into painful gas. If you're eating foods rich in fiber, such as leafy greens or starchy vegetables, chewing your food more slowly and thoroughly will help break down the fiber in your mouth and result in less gas.
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