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Does Ginger Ale Get Rid of Stomach Gas?

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Amanda Davis began writing in 2010 with work published on various websites. Davis is a dietetic technician, registered, personal trainer and fitness instructor. She has experience working with a variety of ages, fitness levels and medical conditions. She holds a dual Bachelor of Science in exercise science and nutrition from Appalachian State University and is working toward her master's degree in public health. Davis will be a registry eligible dietitian in May 2015.
Does Ginger Ale Get Rid of Stomach Gas?
Ginger is a natural cure for stomach upset and nausea. Photo Credit TongRo Images/TongRo Images/Getty Images

Ginger has long been used as a spice and herbal remedy. It's often used to treat stomach upset, motion sickness and nausea associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy and surgery. Although ginger can have a soothing effect on the stomach, ginger ale may not offer the same benefits, especially for the relief of gas.

Ginger Ale and Gas

Ginger ale can have a calming effect on your stomach in cases of nausea and stomach upset but may actually aggravate gas. Gas in the digestive system is usually caused by swallowing air and the breakdown of certain foods. You actually swallow more air when you drink carbonated beverages, thus increasing your symptoms of gas. Sticking with a ginger tea is best to help soothe your stomach woes.

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