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Gas Producing Foods

Doctormhl1 Aug 10, 2009 12:54 PM

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.

  1. goodhealthgourmet Aug 10, 2009 01:18 PM

    "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
      scuzzo Aug 10, 2009 06:46 PM

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

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        lergnom Aug 12, 2009 11:34 AM

        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
          Tsar_Pushka Aug 14, 2009 06:27 PM

          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 ...

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          gordeaux Aug 10, 2009 01:20 PM

          Burger King Onion Rings

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

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            roro1831 Aug 11, 2009 06:38 AM

            Red Beans and rice

            1. Paulustrious Aug 12, 2009 08:12 AM

              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
                woodandfine Aug 16, 2009 12:38 AM

                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
                  DishDelish Aug 16, 2009 01:34 AM

                  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
                    Paulustrious Aug 16, 2009 05:46 AM

                    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.

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                  GK in SO Aug 12, 2009 02:13 PM

                  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
                    Paulustrious Aug 12, 2009 04:28 PM

                    Please don't tempt me...


                    ...and so on.

                    It all falls under the label of gastronomy.

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                    DishDelish Aug 12, 2009 06:19 PM

                    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: DishDelish
                      goodhealthgourmet Aug 12, 2009 06:45 PM

                      DD, is it *diet* soda or regular?

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                        DishDelish Aug 12, 2009 07:30 PM

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

                    2. greygarious Aug 12, 2009 06:42 PM

                      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
                        Honeychan Aug 12, 2009 06:59 PM

                        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
                          goodhealthgourmet Aug 12, 2009 08:04 PM

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

                        2. re: greygarious
                          vorpal Aug 13, 2009 12:19 AM

                          "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. EWSflash Aug 12, 2009 08:01 PM

                          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
                            DishDelish Aug 12, 2009 08:06 PM

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

                          2. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 13, 2009 06:27 AM

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

                            1. Passadumkeg Aug 14, 2009 07:00 PM

                              Uncooked rolled oats; just like a race horse!

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

                              Pintos a good "free holey".

                              1. Emme Aug 14, 2009 08:25 PM

                                Onions are the worst for me.

                                Occasionally cabbage.

                                And for me, aspartame is the offensive sweetener.

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                                  woodandfine Aug 16, 2009 12:40 AM

                                  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
                                    EWSflash Aug 16, 2009 11:19 AM

                                    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
                                      greygarious Aug 16, 2009 02:40 PM

                                      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
                                        EWSflash Aug 16, 2009 03:38 PM

                                        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.

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