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Doctor insights on: Why Protein Bars Give You Gas

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How to avoid gas and bad breath from protein drinks?

How to avoid gas and bad breath from protein drinks?

Indigestion: If the protein drink you are using gives you indigestion change to another protein source, , whey is most common, but there are many vegetarian sources of protein, soy, pea, rice. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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On excessive, foul-smelling GI gas: Which protein sources are easily digested, low-FODMAP & low in sulphur? Am awaiting diagnostics (culture, imaging)

Foul odor: You're correct in assuming foods high in sulphur cause foul smelling gas. Google " foods high in sulphur" and avoid them. You could also try taking activated charcoal for treatment. A gastroenterologist can advise you best on this matter. ...Read more

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New horrible smelling gas all time. Stopped using protein supplements and dairy to no avail. What could be causing this? Need a dr appt?

New horrible smelling gas all time. Stopped using protein supplements and dairy to no avail. What could be causing this? Need a dr appt?

Check out this link.: Perhaps it may tàke few more days for the bad smelly gas to disappear and I presume it's the protein supplements and dairy products that contributed to it. Drinking lots of water with prune juice, stool softeners and probiotics may help. (in the meantime, cover ur nose to alleviate the problem. My bad!) best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/features/embarrassing-conditions. ...Read more

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Sir I have gas problem. What should I do? Its basically digestion problem normally when I take protein shake

Sir I have gas problem. What should I do? Its basically digestion problem normally when I take protein shake

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. See doctor. ...Read more

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It is the month of Ramadan (fasting), I'm eating broccoli and carrots and a lot of protein rich foods. When I pass gas it hurts and burns me? Help.

Need more info: It may be because of the rich foods you are now eating or because of rapid change in your diet for Ramadan. Your intestines may be having a hard time digesting all that protein and that will cause excess gas. Cut down on all the protein, try an over the counter product called Gas-X. Chew your food well and drink a lot of water. You might also want to apply a soothing ointment to the rectum. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the protein rich food that cannot cause gas for a GERD patient?

Can you please discuss the protein rich food that cannot cause gas for a GERD patient?

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

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How do you get rid of really bad smelling gas? Started drinking Special K protein shakes. Could that be it?

How do you get rid of really bad smelling gas? Started drinking Special K protein shakes. Could that be it?

Gas: Gas is determined on what your bacterial flora is in your gut. You need to first change your diet to a diet that allows you gut flora to change the smell. Special k won't do that. ...Read more

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When I drink a protein shake my stomach gets upset with gas and stuff. Does that mean I'm not digesting or able to use the protein?

When I drink a protein shake my stomach gets upset with gas and stuff. Does that mean I'm not digesting or able to use the protein?

Protein Shake: If you are using whey protein, a dairy product, it may be too difficult to digest. Try rice protein and see if that makes a difference. Rice protein with almond milk is less difficult to digest than whey protein with milk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lot of gas, foul flatulence, bloating, and stomach cramping-not painful, for 2 weeks. Started soy protein 2 weeks ago but quit 7 days ago. 40 yo male?

Lot of gas, foul flatulence, bloating, and stomach cramping-not painful, for 2 weeks. Started soy protein 2 weeks ago but quit 7 days ago. 40 yo male?

Any other new foods?: Splenda (yellow packet, aka sucralose) and sorbitol (in gummy candies), diet candies, prune juice can all cause horrible GI distress. Any other new vitamins or supplements, or meds or other new foods/drinks? If so, stop them. If not, see your doc and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat, Carb, protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food, meat/Alc. Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?

I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat, Carb, protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food, meat/Alc. Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?

Probably not cancer: Your diet and exercise can explain the weight loss, but the GI symptoms will, improve with smaller meals and decreasing spice., several drugs that speed up, the gut or act as antacids can control, these symptoms. Mdiscuss this with your family doc as well as why you have jumped the the cancer diagnosis so quickly ...Read more

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Bio protein bars how good are they for you?

Bio protein bars how good are they for you?

Opinion: This is somewhat of an opinion question because there isn't much literature in this area, but in my opinion, natural protein is best. Although protein supplements are not necessarily "bad", they tend to contain refined sugars and a lot of artificial substances. Best used in moderation if you plan to. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Will eating Pure Protein bars constipate a person?

Will eating Pure Protein bars constipate a person?

Constipation: Constipation is a common side effect of a high protein diet. .. That's why, like most things in life, moderation is key. As well, you should be increasing your fiber intake to match the demand from the added protein. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is protein powders and bars safe, if I do bodybuilding?

Is protein powders and bars safe, if I do bodybuilding?

Protein: Yes it would be safe. But eating more than one gram per pound of body weight will not have any additional effects. ...Read more

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Will extra protein bar help with sports?

Will extra protein bar help with sports?

Builds muscle: Proten is required to build muscle mass which helps with any physical activity. Also need carbs for immediate energy. ...Read more

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Will protein bars help me gain weight & muscle?

Will protein bars help me gain weight & muscle?

Weight yes Muscle no: Weight is gained no matter what one eats, as long as it has calories. So, 200 calories of sugar will put on as much weight as 200 cal of protein. However, a good protein bar is more nutritious and a sugary candy bar. The protein bar shouldn't cause a sugar high followed by hunger for more sugar. A person eating healthily is also motivated to work out more (which is the only way to gain muscle). ...Read more

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P90x : do you really have to have protein shakes and bars while doing it?

P90x : do you really have to have protein shakes and bars while doing it?

Short answer: I tell patients no one goes out to dinner for a protein shake or bars. So why do it now? You need to learn to eat correctly for yourself. If you educate yourself on what works for you that is half the battle. For more help check out our web page at www. Weighstation. Net, read the newsletters for lots of great ideas. P90x and real food you should be fine! ...Read more

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What protein bars should you use?

Several factors!: I recommend those with the lowest carbs, highest fiber, and highest protein. Other factors are cost. I do not recommend the Special K bars. The atkins bars are good, as are others. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take protein bars?

Is it safe to take protein bars?

Yes: As long as they are in moderation and you drink plenty of water. The body requires water and energy to metabolize protein. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits is protein bars?

Health and Diet: None. There is no special health benefits in protein bars. They are food. The health comes from a diet high in protein and low in sugars. Healthy eating is low calorie, low carbohydrate and high in protein. Thus including protein bars that are low in carbs increases one's total protein calories and thus is part of a healthy daily calorie consumption. ...Read more

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Is eating too many protein bars affect body weight?

Is eating too many protein bars affect body weight?

Of course: Those protein bars aren't calorie free. Take a look at the packaging and see how many calories you consume each time you eat one. Some may contain as much as a full sized candy bar, just with more protein. So, as in everything, moderation is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I take protein bars if I want to lose weight?

Should I take protein bars if I want to lose weight?

Qualified yes: If the protein bars replace a meal, and you have to watch the calorie intake. If you are a diabetic you need to be careful of the sugar intake as well. ...Read more

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How can I make a protein bar without protein powder?

That would B anserd.: ...by Google. There R many, I'm not a cook but I kno where 2 find t e answers. Nuts 2.

U will find mucho there.

Not using powder may require ground up meat, egg whites or veggies.

Easier 2 buy them.

Good luck ...Read more

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What is the difference between energy bars and protein bars?

What is the difference between energy bars and protein bars?

Boost / supply: Energy bars are designed to boost the buyers energy after consumption. These may have stimulants, such as caffeine, or other supportive nutrients, such as ginseng and white tea.
Protein bars do not provide a quick burst, or even sustained, energy, but they do supply the protein needed by the body to maintain and build muscle. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more