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Why do I fart when I eat beans?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fucose+ bacteria

Beans basic make up includes a sugar called fucose which humans don't digest.
The background bacteria in your gut will digest it & convert it to gas in the process. The same process occurs to people who are lactose intolerant, as the bacteria convert that sugar to gas & cause bloating & cramps.

In brief: Fucose+ bacteria

Beans basic make up includes a sugar called fucose which humans don't digest.
The background bacteria in your gut will digest it & convert it to gas in the process. The same process occurs to people who are lactose intolerant, as the bacteria convert that sugar to gas & cause bloating & cramps.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Every one does

Plant chemicals, lectins, act on the intestinal mucosa to facilitate motility and undigested food ferments in the colon to produce gas.

In brief: Every one does

Plant chemicals, lectins, act on the intestinal mucosa to facilitate motility and undigested food ferments in the colon to produce gas.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fiber

Beans have lots of fiber which cannot be digested by humans.
The bacteria in our colons can digest fiber and when they do they release (exhale) gas.

In brief: Fiber

Beans have lots of fiber which cannot be digested by humans.
The bacteria in our colons can digest fiber and when they do they release (exhale) gas.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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