At Realize Beauty HQ we believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes BUT one thing that isn’t beautiful is  flatulence!  Passing wind does NOT constitute as a suitable Christmas gift and although we do agree that it is better out than in, there is a time and a place.

You see the trouble is this, we sit down more, eat lots of rich food, over-indulge, drink more than usual and wake at erratic times. All of this can put the digestive system into a tail spin and that can spell Christmas thunder pants.

So, how can you have a silent (day) and night?

1.     Table Manners.

 Ok, so it may be BOOOORIING to sit at the table with a straight back, only talking when food has been swallowed and sipping rather than sculling our drinks, but these little rules were made for a good reason – there was no room for a lady to fart in her corset and Gentlemen would have been in danger of extinguishing those expensive cigars should the wind have taken hold.  If all else fails, just try to limit talking with your mouth full – it looks foul and the air that you inhale while doing so has to escape from somewhere later! NOT BEAUTIFUL.

2. Try the ‘erbs.

Ginger, Fennel, Basil,  Lemon and Peppermint have all been proven to reduce flatulence.  These can be taken in the form of an herbal tea or, as is the case with Fennel,  chewed after a meal as is traditional in Indian cuisine.  These  herbs all help to relax the digestive tract, lessening the spasms that can cause wind pains.

3.  No Fizzy after 5.

Another boooooring rule and one that you should use as a rough guide rather than something set in stone. Fizzy, carbonated […]