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Foods That Cause Gas – Tips For Getting Rid Of Gas!

We get asked about foods that cause gas or farting and what we suggest to get rid of gas. Here are some causes and ways to help fight the fart!

What Foods Cause Gas?

Just about the time I get some trainer telling me that the ultimate solution for weight loss, muscle gain, or heaven knows what else a client might be trying to conquer, is to just eat more protein, I ask them if they have ever known a bodybuilder who has A LOT of gas. Fact is, most protein gorging muscle-types fart all the time. That is just funny if you happen to be an 8-year-old boy, but excessive gas can be your first clue that something is not okay.

Some Foods Give You Gas Naturally Digestion is a complex and beautiful thing when things are working as designed. Gas occurs when digestion is compromised. Take the situation of excess protein for example. What happens is that undigested proteins pass into the large intestines where gut bacteria work on breaking them down. This process produces gas, and those farts smell bad. Likewise, if you do not digest fats well, then those extra fats enter into the large intestine and putrefy. This is another smelly fart.

If you happen to be someone who can fart without being detected  because your gas does not smell bad, then your problem comes from difficulty digesting carbohydrates. Interesting thing about it all is that the worse you are at digesting a macro-nutrient, the more you crave it – simply because your body is not getting that nutrient into your blood stream.

There are also some foods that naturally give you gas. Beans are my favorite example. The story with beans is that they have evolved with a survival mechanism to inhibit digestion. If you do not go the trouble of removing those nutrient inhibitors , well, you know what is going to happen.

Soaking beans in water with a teaspoon of vinegar overnight will make those beans much more hospitable. If you don’t have time to soak, then the alternate technique is to boil your beans in salted water. I prefer the soaking method, because it just seems to do a better job.

To rid yourself from foods that cause gas, you may need to seek help from a trained professional who can identify the problem, diagnose causes and the offer solutions. If you would like to learn more about this type of service, give me a call today 303-955-8049.

If you are a grownup, farting is hardly a laughing matter when you consider that it just signals an unhealthy condition in your colon. Instead of buying Beeno, lets get to the bottom of that problem before it affects your health!

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  1. Dustin martin says:

    Hi I’m 19 years old. I have just recently quit smoking about 2 months ago. I’m exercising much more now. Ever since my smoking u turn I have been experiencing ALOT of gas. I’m not over weight At all actually considered under weight. I try to eat as healthy as possible but, I still eat some fast food and other things. Any tips?

  2. Smoking alters both the pH and the inner workings of your gut. It is not uncommon for someone to experience upsets such as constipation, and/or gas. It is going to take a little time for your system to re-stabilize, but you can help things along with a couple of changes.

    1. Changing the pH in your gut means that you are going to change the variety of beneficial gut bacteria. You can help that process by taking a probiotic. Fermented foods are great as well (ie, kefir, yogurt, etc).

    2. Avoid difficult foods – some foods are more difficult to digest. Without looking at your diet, it is hard for me to pinpoint the best solution here for you, but some of the most common culprits include beans, eggs, milk/dairy. I’m not saying that any of these foods are bad for you, but just that they can be troublesome under various circumstances. Look at your diet and try limiting each one at a time to see if you notice improvements. Although your body is likely in desperate need of antioxidants, raw fruits and veggies can cause problems as well.

    3. Smoking causes a lot of nutrient depletion in your body, which subsequently effects your digestive system. This site (http://www.mcvitamins.com/Health%20Opponents/smoking.htm) does a nice job of explaining the side effects of smoking and follows with the following recommendations:
    vitamin C
    B Complex
    Magnesium/Calcium combo

    I hope this helps, and feel free to contact me if you want a personal diet analysis. Jaye 303-955-8049

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