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The logic is simple: Your stomach is around the size of your fist and the food on your plate is a lot more. All the extra food causes the belly to stretch beyond its natural capacity, which is about one liter (or the size of a burrito). Eating too fast, chewing gum, soda drinks, and salty foods are other reasons for bloating. Several tricks to get rid of the excess gas buildup in the digestive tract include having peppermint or ginger tea, drinking lemon water, and being active.