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What Foods Don T Cause Gas
What are some foods such as beans and potatoes cause gas, but is there a food that gets rid of gas?
Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more
Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu I'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges
Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way.
I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer.
Good luck! ...Read more
Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so I'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.
Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more
Lean meats: Perhaps try lean proteins such as chicken and fish. They can be prepared many ways, and you can determine whether different sauces or cooking methods aggravate you or not. For sure I would not fry them, but would suggest baking, broiling, or grilling. ...Read more
I can't find anywhere that tells me exactly why gallbladder problems cause gas. And, would gas subside after cholicystectomy?
Yes, maybe: In my practice I find that the symptom of abdominal distention (bloating) is common in patients with gallbladder disease. Many patients fell as if they are "full of gas". Usually this symptom occurs afetr eating. In these patients, that symptom disappears after cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Indeed it can: Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs. This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas. ...Read more
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