What to Do When You've Overeaten
You didn't plan to indulge, but one primo led to a secondo, and then a dolce...and now you're full-to-bursting. Here's how to find some relief—as well as what not to do.
Perk Up with Peppermint
Peppermint candy or tea could do more than freshen your breath. Yoshida says that it can also be a great, natural reliever of gas (as well as indigestion and nausea
). An important caveat, though: Peppermint isn't a good choice if your meal gave you heartburn, because it produces a chemical that can relax the esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to splash up and exacerbate irritation.