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Do Blueberries Cause Gas
No and sometimes yes: Eating grapes is not usually a cause of constipation. Rather, eating lots of grapes would be more likely to cause diarrhea. In all of us, if we ingest enough grapes we will likely develop gas, bloating and diarrhea, in people who have a limited ability to absorb the fruit sugar fructose, ingesting grapes can produce gas, bloating and diarrhea. ...Read more
Beans / indigestion: Beans contain a relatively large quantity of indigestible starches. Local gut bacteria feast on these substances and produce gas which distends your intestines causing pain and flatulence. Supplying enzymes (alpha gactosidase - "Beano") at the time of bean ingestion breaks down those starches and reduces discomfort and gas. ...Read more
What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?
Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers,etc. Gassy things,lactose intolerance,gluten intolerance,drinking too much liquid with meals,sugar substitutes,gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more
No: Most gas drops have as their active ingredient simethicone, which does not cause constipation. All simethicone does is break up large gas bubbles into tiny, non-bloating bubbles that will not cause discomfort. Try avoiding dairy if you are dealing with gassiness and constipation and see if that helps.Too much dairy can be constipating. ...Read more