Q: I have been drinking green juices and green smoothies for over a year. I have always had a digestive problem. It got better after my juicing. I have encountered a problem though. I am always very gassy and its starting to affect my personal life. It hurts when I hold my farts. I was wondering if you can recommend something for this problem. I don’t eat dairy and I don’t eat meat. I mostly eat fruits and salads and of course my smoothies/juices.
A: Some of the herbs that help with digestion are Fennel seed, Cumin seed, and Ginger root. Aloe Vera is also wonderful for that purpose. The first three herbs can be taken in a tea or capsule form, while Aloe Vera gel can be blended into drinks. Another wonderful substance that assists in alleviating gas and odor in the digestive tract is Activated Charcoal. All of the foregoing remedies are best taken 20 to 30 minutes after a meal. We carry most of those herbs at the Cafe. Also, on the menu, we have a juice called Digestive Support (mint, fennel, pear, pear, & celery) that does a great job in terms of improving digestion.
Hope this helps.
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