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Speak Up: What Foods Give You Gas?

Nobody likes having gas. It is uncomfortable, makes you feel bloated, and can be super embarrassing when you're in a small room with a handful of people. So I was wondering, what foods tend to make you gassy? Do you eat these foods anyway, and deal with the odorous consequences, or do you avoid foods that make you toot?


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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Hmmm - all vegetables really... and I chew a whole heck of a lot of orbit gum... so steer clear of me! Ah ha ha ha! But the worst offenders have got to be: Cauliflower, Cabbage, Garlic & Shallots (in large quantities).
sewpassion sewpassion 8 years
I've had problems with indigestion and gas/bloating all my life. Recently, I had a really bad bout of it and could not put my finger on what the culprit was. The bloating was causing so much pain that I was living on rolaids and even considered Prilosec OTC. A friend suggested to me the probiotics in yogurt which have been all the rage lately. There are a couple organic ones that she mentioned but I decided to try the new Activia yogurt. I did the 10 day challenge thing and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! I feel worlds better and the second have of my work say is no longer plagued with feeling like I need to hide in the bathroom or crawl in a ball on the floor!! Freeedom!!! Highly recommended. I still try to eat it at least once a day and haven't had any problems yet! Even if you don't go with the Activia, aything with natural probiotic cultures really do work miricles for your system. They did for mine.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
GARLIC! CABBAGE! SUGAR-FREE GUM (but I won't give it up!) SHALLOTS! *I basically get gassy and bloated after dinner every single night - it is pretty terrible! If anyone has some tips for me please let me know! ha ha!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
EVERYTHING!!! lol...mostly cheese, meats, and mayo
starlotus713 starlotus713 8 years
I had never had All Bran cereal before, and found a recipe that you basically added the cereal to melted chocolate for high fiber "cookies." I wanted something healthy to bring to the work potluck the next day so I made them at night because they have to cool and set before you can eat them. So I tried the first one before leaving the house...and then ate three more on the way to work (I don't keep chocolate in the house for that reason - I can't stop!). Well as soon as I got in the office the rumbly tummy started in! I went back to my office and nearly passed out from the pain! Then I was running to the bathroom every 15 minutes to let out at least a half gallon of air! I don't think anyone else ate enough that they had a similar problem but I know others have said All Bran gives them gas. Thank god it was the benign kind of gas though. I only get stinky gas when I eat animal products, so usually I just let them fly in my office or at home because I can do it silently and there's no tell-tale smell. Just looking at All Bran in the store though is enough to make me feel nauseous because it hurt so bad! But yeah. All Bran and other super high fiber stuff like beans for sheer quantity of gas, red meat and dairy for the stink factor. Woe is me (and anyone around me) if I eat beans and red meat in the same meal!
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
Too much coffee! I can drink a tall at Starbucks no problem, but a grande will ruin my entire day!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
veggies - like cucumbers, zucchini things like that are all bad for my stomach
baybelle baybelle 8 years
oops sorry about the double post...
baybelle baybelle 8 years
I've had to give up all fried foods :-( but I feel so much better! My stomach also gets seriously irritable if I eat at a place that has too much fat in the food - I'm really sensitive to fats and oils...
kgiuffre kgiuffre 8 years
Bananas, peanut butter, garlic, onions.
ammura ammura 8 years
i completely stay away from pea soup. many years ago, it made me so bloated and i was in so much pain that i had to go see my dr. recently, it is any kind of meat: chicken, turkey, beef. i have noticed this after my pregnancies the regular culprits such as beans don't seem to affect me so now i am eating more vegetarian meals
Graze-With-Me Graze-With-Me 8 years
Oh man,Kashi Go Lean, I always feel so bad for my coworkers when I eat it for breakfast!
alikat07 alikat07 8 years
Anything really greasy (like a polish sausage) and sugarfree stuff especially splenda - that is the second bloaty kind that hurts for a long time. Its horrible!
haas826 haas826 8 years
beans give me gas especially lima beans, but i love them!! just try to eat them in small portions so it won't bother me as much:)
Beaner Beaner 8 years
Garlic, apples, pears, dairy products, and beans. But I eat em anyway.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Wow, I love that you're all so open.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
Bahaha! I love this post. Mine is coffee, weirdly. I can only drink it when I've had a late night and really need it, but it always gives me the old bubble-guts.
nowari_101 nowari_101 8 years
junk food + pepsi
La-Heidi La-Heidi 8 years
nuts and eggs
missyd missyd 8 years
cauliflower, brussell sprouts, popcorn
hautepink hautepink 8 years
TMI, but I have IBS, so everything makes me gassy and sick. I take these pills everyday that make things bare-able but here's a nice list of things my doctor has restricted or limited (a lot): -dairy (so that means no ice cream, cream cheese, butter, ranch dressing, and you get the idea). The worst part of this one is, most everything that taste good has dairy in it but honestly, I've been dairy free for 6 years, so I've learned to work around it and make it work for me! Also, medications like a C-Pac for viruses have dairy coated pills, also key words like casein, whey, lact-anything give you a hint that it has dairy alll up in it! -Veggies like onions, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, and etc. SUPER GASSY ! -No soda -No caffeine -No Chocolate -No bread kill me now! hahaha
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
What Emily said...refined grains are trouble for me. Actually grains in general give me problems, as does too much fiber. If I eat more than 20-30g of fiber it's miserable. If I avoid grains then my digestion is usually perfect, but they are just so delicious :(
alba1 alba1 8 years
cooked peppers and garlic...not pretty!
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