10 Foods That Give You Gas
Avoiding these 10 foods that give you gas will not only help you feel better, but can cut down on the embarrassment factor. Everyone gets gas. It's a natural part of the body's digestive process. As the body breaks down certain foods, sometimes gases like hydrogen are produced. Some people even produce methane. You can avoid gas by avoiding the foods that cause it.
- Beans: "Beans beans the musical fruit. The more you eat them the more you toot!" All types of beans cause gas. Even small children learn that as they learn the "Musical Fruit" song. Some parents even use this song to encourage young boys to eat their beans!
- Carbonation: Whether it's pop, beer or some other type of carbonated drink, it can cause gas. In fact, sometimes it causes heartburn that can be best alleviated by passing burps. Even carbonated water can cause gas.
- Dairy products: The break down of dairy products in the digestive system is often the culprit for flatulence. This may be especially true of people who have some form of lactose intolerance. Some dairy products would include cheese, milk and milk products.
- Whole grains: Though whole grains are good for you, they can actually cause gas. This includes things like wheat bread and whole grain cereals.
- Pasta and other starches: Though rice does not cause gas, most other types of starches do. Potatoes and noodles cause gas. Noodles can especially conducive to gas since they are usually combined with other things like cheese products.
- Fruit drinks: Fruit drinks of all types of known to cause oral and anal air release for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons is the sugar content in the fruit drink. To lower the possibility of developing gas through fruit drinks, try using 100% natural fruit drinks. This will eliminate the processed sugar content.
- Eggs: Eggs cause air to build up in the abdomen. This causes burps and flatulence. This means that eggs by themselves or put into other products will cause gas in some form.
- All soluble fibers: These can be found in many foods, such as peas, oat bran and some fruits. Some of these foods do not break down well in the digestive system, causing air pockets to form which lean to gas.
- Onions: Onions have a large content of fructose that causes gas. In fact, any foods that have fructose will do this.
- Broccoli: Finally, children have an excuse to avoid broccoli! They can blame it on good manners as they try to avoid flatulence! Though broccoli provides essential vitamins, those that have gastrointestinal disorders may want to avoid it or eat it in moderation to avoid agitating their gastrointestinal system.