Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Healthy diet makes you flatulent?

Healthy foods can cause smelly gas. Use a Flatulence Deodorizer pad by to remove the embarrassing odor. Keep eating well.
Some foods have the potential to produce more gas than others. Certain carbohydrates in foods can’t be digested in the small intestine and therefore ferment in the colon. Beans (kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas and so on) contain large amounts of a gas-producing carbohydrate called raffinose. So do certain vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cauliflower and cabbage.

Foods that contain high amounts of the natural sugar fructose also have the potential to produce gas in some people. Onions, artichokes, bell peppers, cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, apples, green grapes, pears, raisins and watermelon are examples of foods high in fructose.

The other culprit that’s likely contributing to your gas problem is the increase in soluble fibre you are now consuming by switching to a healthier diet. Soluble fibre is found in oats, oat bran, psyllium-enriched cereals and legumes (beans again) and is broken down in the large intestine where it produces gas.

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