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I recently upped my vegetable intake to help try to boost my weight loss, so I eat a bigger ratio of veggies to anything else now. Well... I didn't realize this would actually cause some issues. I've been trying all kinds of different veggies over the past few days, and for the past couple of days I have been, well, pooting up a storm. It's not good! What can I do to help this? Will my body adjust naturally, or do I need to take Beano or something?

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Ha  -lose any friends yet?! I think it should pass on its own. I normally eat a lot of fiber and don't have issues, but there are phases of a week or 2 when I don't cook at much and eat much fewer fruits and veggies. When I go back to eating more healthily, I tend to be gassy for a about a week, but then it all seems to stabilize.

Whenever you increase your intake of fiber your body has a little bit of a hard time dealing with it and more gas is produced.  That's why they tell you to increase the fiber slowly.  Also some veggies are more likely to form gas.  Broccoli and cauliflower are two that are famous for it. 

Until your body gets use to the added fiber you can take Beano before each meal, that should help. 

Better that it comes out than stays in!!Surprised

It will probably start to decrease as your body gets used to the extra veggies.  I've heard drinking lots of water can help.

 

I never tried but I found this in Bing.com.

Hot Liquid, or Hot water, it's all about doing something to get your body moving. Science proves that hot molecules move faster, so drinking any kind of hot liquid will work, be it tea, coffee, just plain hot water. Also, moving you're body warms it up naturally, so doing anything to get you're blood flowing and you're body heat up is enough to cause the same effect as drinking something hot. Simple remedy, and it works.

Hope it helps, I will be trying only Hot Water can't hurt?

Nieto

Thanks! Yeah, I ate a ton of cauliflower so I guess that's the culprit.

I am of the opinion. that once the body adapts to the kinds of healthy foods that cause us to have unwanted tail pipe exhausts, such exhausts do quit.  A case in point for me is that once my body adapted to my consuming small red beans and black beans, there absolutely was no gas build up for me and no musical tunes.  Now, however, I am finding out that until my body accepts my split-pea soup, I am, indeed, getting some gas results that cause me to be rather musical at times.

Original Post by nieto914:

 

I never tried but I found this in Bing.com.

Hot Liquid, or Hot water, it's all about doing something to get your body moving. Science proves that hot molecules move faster, so drinking any kind of hot liquid will work, be it tea, coffee, just plain hot water. Also, moving you're body warms it up naturally, so doing anything to get you're blood flowing and you're body heat up is enough to cause the same effect as drinking something hot. Simple remedy, and it works.

Hope it helps, I will be trying only Hot Water can't hurt?

Nieto

That doesn't work for me! ha ha ha! Some things that do work for me are:

- Camomile or Peppermint (or chew on peppermint leaves) Teas

- Fennel & Fennel Seeds

- Asparagus

- Ginger Teas

- Don't chew gum or drink fizzy drinks

- Eat more potassium rich foods (winter squash)

- Don't lay down immediately after eating

- Walk about 20 minutes after you eat (helps digest...)

- Apple Cider Vinegar (you can make a veggies dressing with it, I love mixing mine with flax seed oil, dijon mustard & herbs & spices)

*Stay away from cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli!! Yikes! ha ha!

 

I just happened to go to Beano  website the other day to find out how gas medicine works.  As they explain, many vegetables, mushroom, broccoli, beans,etc contain raffinose and we don't have the enzyme to digest it. So the raffinose passes undigested to the intestine where bacteria break it down producing gas. It will depend from one person to the other depending on the bacteria in their intestinal flora. Other sugars that can result in gas is lactose, fructose and sorbitol plus starches and soluble fibers. Oh dear, so many methane opportunities...You could try to find out which foods are more gassy to you and eat less of those, take gas medicine or if you want to keep a social life, install a muffler with air filtration.Smile

I was recently curious about this exact subject, so I did some research to see what I was eating that was causing me to look for the nearest haz-mat mask.  I found that a lot of the foods that I enjoy create gas when they break down in my intestines.  Everyone does not have the same sensitivity level.  I was surprised some of the following items were included on the "gas" list because I eat them everyday.

bananas

oranges

potatoes

hard candies sweetened with sorbitol

sugar substitutes

vegetables

high fiber foods (oatmeal, rice, yams etc.)

milk products (lactose)

 

 

 

I'm still maintaining that once one's body gets acclimated to almost any kind of food, it quits creating a preponderance of gas.  (notice "almost any kind," please)

I eat beans, cabbage, cucumbers, lentils, etc, etc, in large amounts and get no extra flatulence that I wouldn't get from anything that I eat.  With the following previously noted exception: For some reason my split-pea soup gasses me up.  I have only made it 3 times over a several week period.  It was quite tasty, containing bell peppers, onions, bacon bits, diced ham, etc.  However, in all 3 cases I definitely played several tunes worthy of Carnegie Hall.  So I feel I need to eat split pea soup more often or just accept the gas.  Incidentally, when I eat baby peas, peas in the pod, Steamer peas, etc.,  I do not get the gas. 

No one from Exxon was hurt in my filing of this report.

no suggestions, just a slightly smelly hug from your fellow trouser trumpeter! I too, have a lot of gas. but lucky for me I don't really care about it. I have mastered the art of the "innocent look and then quickly evacuate the area" technique. I never feel feel guilty for tooting (except for the one time I accidentally tooted in a stranger's face while they were eating lunch and it was a particularly noxious one! oops!).

say it loud, say it proud: wherever you be let your wind go free, for keeping mine in was the death of me!

Oh man!  I am right there with you.  Watch out for the FiberOne yogurt as well!!  I will say that I didn't eat as much yesterday because I felt so bloated so I suppose it can be a good thing.

Worst part was trying to hold it in while in my office with my co-worker...would hate to have her gag to death.  Embarassed

Thanks for all of the useful information you all have shared - or not shared.  At least I don't feel alone anymore...LOL!

Can't say I agree with the point of acclimation.  The same foods that gave me gas 20 years ago, are the same foods that give me gas today.   My intestines.  I have tried Beano, but "Beano no worko" for me.  I can raise a hot air balloon with my toots!  I still eat foods on my "gas" list but I make sure I'm going to be alone or outside after eating from the forbidden list.   

I am also lactose intolerant.  My doctor told me many years ago that the more dairy products I ate, the less severe my discomfort would be.  Well 20 years later, I still can't eat dairy without also taking lactaid pills.  Still waiting for the acclimation.

Well, three years later my body still hasn't adjusted to my increase in vegetables and fiber.  Unfortunately my favorites are brussels sprouts and broccoli.  At work, I'm in an environment that I can be "alone" for parts of each hour.  Solutions: accept it an pray for privacy and if I am going to be in a personal situation (massage, job interview) Gas X readi-strips about an hour before the situation really help.

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