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Gas Producing Foods

Which food or combination of foods causes you to produce the most gas?
For me it is pickled eggs with a few pints of beer.
Hoping to hear from you real soon.

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  1. "Hoping to hear from you real soon."
    pun intended...? ;)

    - Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes - they're worse when raw, but can be problematic even when cooked
    - raw cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli)
    - Sucralose/Splenda - i tried this stuff several times after it came out. unfortunately, every time, about 30 minutes later, it felt as though the creature from "Alien" was trying to claw its way out of my stomach. i now avoid it like the plague.
    - sugar alcohols (maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt, etc) - not quite as bad as sucralose, but still pretty evil

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Yes, on the cruciferous veggies, but not if you eat them often!

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Sorbitol et al are used as laxatives. So don't chew a ton of gum!

        My gas has a delightful, floral scent and is highly prized.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Jerusalem artichokes are the worst (or best, depending on how you look at it). Been living on a pot of jerusalem artichoke soup for two days and I've been going like a bagpipe.

          I keep thinking about that Roald Dahl book "The BFG" and that special soda ...

        2. Burger King Onion Rings

          A big sushi binge'll do it every time too.

            1. I too have a traditional intestinal tract that reacts to beans in a carminative manner.

              I like that word - it sounds almost the exact opposite to its meaning, somewhat like pulchritudinous. And Doctor, you shall certainly hear from me if I'm ever passing your way.

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              1. re: Paulustrious

                Wow....you used my favorite word: pulchritudinous. So true that the sound of the word doesn't really align with the meaning. First learned it from David Sedaris.

                Carminative is a good one also. Akin to another fun one: borborygmus.

                Paul, you must be a Scrabble and/or Crossword puzzle genius.

                1. re: woodandfine

                  Except I think borborygmus sounds like it's definition. My stomach very clearly sounds like it is saying borborygmus whenever it growls, lol.

                  1. re: woodandfine

                    From early childhood there was always a dictionary in the 'restroom'. For that I thank my father; at that age one remembers words - unlike now. I have spent many frustrated hours failing to do the Spectator crossword.

                2. Any type of beans (duh!).

                  Falafel (we call them "fart-lafels").

                  Artichokes (similarly called "fart-ichokes").

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                  1. re: GK in SO

                    Please don't tempt me...


                    ...and so on.

                    It all falls under the label of gastronomy.

                  2. I can't believe I'm answering this post. LOL. It would go against my Mother's lessons in manners. ;)
                    Cabbage, or sauerkraut
                    Beans (depending on how they are cooked)
                    Broccoli (sometimes)
                    Fruits ... sometimes

                    The ultimate worst culprit is soda pop, I have been miserable for 1-2 days after drinking it so I avoid it like the plague now. But if anyone can explain this to me I would be grateful, for some reason when I drink an Italian ice/soda with half and half it doesn't bother me as bad. Also, I can handle beer without a reaction.

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                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        Both are awful! But it is a good thing anyways cause there are no health benefits to drinking soda. ;)

                    1. No one's mentioned melons, which are for me the most audible fruits. However, having had a very bad bout of ileus after abdominal surgery a few years ago, and later a self-resolving partial bowel obstruction, I have a whole new attitude. A blocked build-up of gas is excruciatingly painful...flatulence is now music to my ears, no matter who is producing it.

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                      1. re: greygarious

                        Some people (me included) find if they are lactose-intolerant, that's a big trigger for the vapors. Gut-wrenching pains, and the following musical numbers that follow make me sad that my love of dairy has to be kept in control.

                        My MIL -swears- that onions get her going every time, therefore she refuses to eat them. For me, I eat so many of them (one of my fave foods) that if they did it to me, i'd be a real mess. I've never had an issue with them, tho.

                        1. re: Honeychan

                          oh yes, onions and garlic - particularly raw - can be extremely problematic!

                        2. re: greygarious

                          "flatulence is now music to my ears, no matter who is producing it."

                          Hear, hear! (Bad pun most certainly intended.) As someone with Crohn's Disease, I regularly suffer massive amounts of pain due to gas buildup from reactions to a wide variety of foods. When a fart comes round the bend, I welcome it wholeheartedly.

                        3. I have been unpleasantly surprised (for hours) after eating something that's purely sugar, like Hot Tamales or Mike & Ikes- not pastries or ice cream, but low/no fat hard core sugary candy. That sugar overload goes all ballistic after a few hours.

                          I am a great believer in prebiotics and probiotics, I have always put live culture yogurt into my dogs' food, and up until last October I had three dogs (2 medium, 1 large- and a German Shepherd at that) that did NOT fart. Right hand up, honest, I swear.
                          I also dose the three of us humans regularly with acidophilus pearls and other probiotics.

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                          1. re: EWSflash

                            This made me laugh! But I must say that it is such a great idea to help the dogs too! =)

                          2. Big 'ol bowl of split pea soup and I can fly around the world like a jet plane!

                            1. Uncooked rolled oats; just like a race horse!

                              Fried clams; my students call 'em clam flat farts.

                              Pintos a good "free holey".

                              1. Onions are the worst for me.

                                Occasionally cabbage.

                                And for me, aspartame is the offensive sweetener.

                                1. Do you find that using Bean works? It hasn't for me, but does so for both parents.

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                                  1. re: woodandfine

                                    Beano works well if you take to or three times the recommended dose.

                                    But I don't know if it would have any effect on people that swallow a lot of air when they eat/drink. Different mechanism.

                                    1. re: EWSflash

                                      A while back I did some reading about beans' role in dietary management of diabetes. Included in what I learned was the fact that in the way Beano prevents gas, it also interferes with beans' helpful role in maintaining proper blood sugar levels. My conclusion was that if that is a goal, it's better to toot,

                                      1. re: greygarious

                                        That's very good to know, I had no idea. Fortunately i'm not diabetic. However, I do occasionally need to be able to 'return fire' when DH- who's somewhat lactose intolerant- decides to have ice cream before bed so I don't use Beano often.