Trapped wind pain - could apple cider vinegar be the CURE for bloating?

Apple cider vinegar improves digestion, as its rich in pectin and digestive enzymes.

Pectin is a starch, most commonly found in fruits and vegetables. It encourages good bacteria in the gut, which help to absorb nutrients and break down foods.

Digestive enzymes are needed to produce more stomach acid, which also helps to digest the food we eat.

Apple cider vinegar could help to relieve trapped gas arising from food poisoning, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

“Apple cider vinegar is a traditional remedy that, although it has not been studied scientifically, may have some antimicrobial properties,” the University said.

“Mix two teaspoons in one cup of warm water, and drink several times a day.

“If you are suffering from severe food poisoning, seek conventional medical treatment.”

The vinegar could also help to relieve symptoms of heartburn, it’s been claimed.

Trapped wind is usually caused by a build up of pressure in the stomach or abdomen.

Eating too quickly and wearing tight-fitting clothes could increase the risk of trapped wind.

Symptoms of the condition include a bloated stomach, flatulence, feeling uncomfortably full, and gurgling noises in your tummy.

Eating regular meals could lower your risk of trapped wind, as your digestive system could get into a routine, according to Rennie.

Avoiding gassy foods and eating slowly will also cut your risk of the condition.

Exercising regularly could help to control the problem, the NHS said.

There are over-the-counter medications available to prevent flatulence, including charcoal tablets and simethicone.

You should see your GP if flatulence is particularly troublesome, the NHS added.