two days this week i had a spinach salad and i got really bad gas afterwards...so i'm pretty sure it was the spinach. does this happen to most people? is there something i can put on the salad to avoid gas? or should i avoid spinch (but i love it!)? or is cooking spinach in recipes a more digestible way to eat spinach? any ideas?
Cooked vegetables are typically better digested than raw. Perhaps you should try cooking your spinach and see what happens!
Giabash is right. I love spinach and spinach salads. I have an obscene amount of raw spinach when I make my salads, but I figured out a trick. I take all the spinach I want (dining hall), and then microwave it. Doing that gives me extremely little to no gas at all. However, if I ate like 1/10 of the amount of spinach I normally eat RAW instead of cooked...there's trouble.
.........and cabbage, and brussels sprouts, and broccoli, and......... (Beano really does work).
digestive enzymes do the trick. you can buy them in pill form at any grocery or health food store. they also help digest milk if you're lactose intolerant.