Saturday, 10 November 2007

Watch out for these foods that cause gas

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Unless you like passing gas in public loudly and proudly, my guess is that many of you like to enjoy foods without having the nasty repercussions of that smell and noise coming out of your rear-end later.

What to do? Why, try to minimize or completely avoid foods that promote gas in the GI tract an hour or more later, that's what. Based on data from the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse, here are your 'gas' producers:
  • Sugars found in milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products, fruits, some vegetables, and sodas
  • Starchy foods -- such as pasta, potatoes, corn and wheat
  • Fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, beans and peas
  • Cabbage, broccoli, onions, artichokes and asparagus
Now, many of those selections are indeed pretty darn healthy -- but they do produce gas. So, be prepared for a little fun if you eat them.

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