Chowing down on cheesy nachos, tipping beers and even munching on good-for-you broccoli can set the stage for Super Bowl infractions.
Dare we say it? Flatulence.
If prone to such personal fouls, and don't want one called on you this Sunday, take precautions. Anti-gas products such as Beano can take care of business, of course. Various sources suggest other ways to avoid trouble:
Watch what you eat. Beans, broccoli, cabbage, onions, beer and carbonated beverages are notorious offenders. Apples, bananas, carrots, celery, citrus fruits, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, bread and pretzels also can stir things up.
Take a hike. Exercise, perhaps a short walk, may ease symptoms. At least you'll be out of range.
Eat slowly and chew thoroughly. Don't gulp your drink. Close your mouth while eating (as if we had to tell you) because you don't want to suck in too much air. Or make other people cringe.
Keep calm, no matter who's winning. Tension and anxiety can make you swallow air.
Do not lie down or sit slumped after eating. Uh-oh. A game changer.