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What I find helpful:
eliminating processed foods interval cardio: walk flat/incline, walk/run (keeps things moving) slow steady cardio: walk, swim, whatever yogurt daily with live active cultures yoga (keeps me mindful of what foods cause gas in my body and what amounts I can tolerate)
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590 11/7/12 10:25 A
I love the article provided by Coach Becky on sugar alcohols. I've experience the effect of excessive use of products containing sugar alcohols on the gastric system first hand and can tell you it is not a pleasant experience.
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Do you notice this more with certain foods from the protein/fiber group then others? For example my stomach does not tolerate fiber one products but I am fine with other high fiber things like bread or vegetables. Some people may have issues with dairy or certain vegetables like brocolli but be ok with others.
Sugar also causes bloat, and sugar alcohols. Too many Carbohydrates can cause gas & bloating such as rice, potatoes, and pasta, beans and peas..and it's best to leave sugar–free candy and gum, diet drinks and other foods that contain sugar alcohols off your menu. No Sugar free foods!!
DRINK SOME CHAMOLIE TEA this herb has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties which can help prevent the onset of gas symptoms and stomach cramps
Asafoetida The best spice to get rid of gas or bloating. Use it to help digest meat and beans (get it from Indian grocers). Use ¼ tsp per person Fennel Increases digestive function, and helps bloating, gas, low digestive power, indigestion and burning urine. Mild enough for people who can’t take hotter spices.
Coriander Balances the digestive enzyme function. A mild carminative (helps gas and bloating) and blood purifier
Ginger Use fresh ginger for gas, burping, headaches, cramps, haemorrhoids, arthritis
Nutmeg is the best spice to use if poor digestion means nutrients aren’t being absorbed. Use ¼ tsp max. Use for gas, bloating, diarrhoea, nerve pain, insomnia. Add to a milky drink at night to help restful sleep.
To releive bloat and gas your Avoid salty foods, Don't overdo it on fiber, Avoid large meals and Incorporate protein in every meal.
Here are some gas producing culprits peas, cabbage, onions, broccoli, radishes, and cauliflower,apples, prunes, bananas, and dried fruit oatmeal and other grains any large amount of sugar, especially those contained in soda
Also digestive enzymes will help support your digestive system and relieve bloating
I took a look at your nutrition tracker. It doesn't appear that you are getting a large amount of fiber through whole grains, fruits and veggies---so I doubt that these are the problem.
However, you are using several products daily with either "added fiber" like in your Fiber One bars and muffins (using chicory root or inulin); OR products that are being sweetened with sugar alcohols--things like your slimfast, hot cocoa mix, and slim quick. Both of these can bring about an excessive gas problem for many people. You may want to remove these products, focus on foods in a more "real state" and see if you feel better.
Sorry if this is a bit TMI, but since I've been pushing myself to eat more fiber and protein, I find myself very gassy, all the time. It's embarrassing, especially at work. Anyone else running into this problem? Any suggestions for avoiding it?
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