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LITTLEGIRLSMOM1 Posts: 536
2/19/12 1:50 P

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Does anyone know when you soak the beans over night with baking soda how much baking soda you use?

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2/17/12 11:07 A

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Beans are great and the following method remove much of the starches that cause the problem. It's also fast and commonly known as the quick soak method.

Put 3x the amount of water as beans in a pot.
Boil for 2 minutes.
Let stand for 1 hour off the heat.
Cook as usual.

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2/12/12 7:08 P

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all good advice i was going to write. rinsed canned beans work for me. i've heard of using bay leaves or caraway seeds.

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2/11/12 8:42 P

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I'm curious - can you taste the soda at all in the finished dish?

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1/22/12 2:37 P

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beans are great i soak them over nite in baking soda seems to work for me i do not know why but rinse well and cook as usual.

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1/20/12 8:22 P

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emoticon and interesting info.Never heard of the Type " O " diet..

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1/20/12 8:18 A

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This is a great discussion! Just what I needed to see today.

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BET102- if you want to get back to eating meat/poultry/fish, on the blood type diet "O" blood type vegetarians were advised to slowly add it back into there food plan, starting with a couple of ounces of fish a few times a week, increasing it the next week women 3-5 oz total, men 5-7 oz total, then add in poultry, same way usually only 2 times a week, if red meat try lamb first and work up to beef, if desires. "O" blood type eats 5-9 servings a week. No one is advised to eat meat from a pig.

Starting with amts that are smaller and less often helps the body adjust to it, so there is less gas.

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12/13/11 10:10 A

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emoticon Chili on menu for fixing today, think I'll try slower cooker this time.

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12/12/11 8:13 P

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on beans and flatulence:

I have heard that cooking beans with the herb epazote helps. I can't tell the difference and don't much care for the flavor of epazote, but if you eat Mexican food, you'll recognize the flavor as a common one.

The gas from dried beans is all about oligosaccharides (spelling?) - long chain sugars. The human body has no enzymes to break these down, so they get eaten by bacteria in your gut who make gas as a byproduct. If you soak your dried beans overnight before cooking them, a LOT of the oligosaccharides soak out into the water, and that's why recipes tell you to change the water at least once between soaking and cooking. Canned beans are packed in the original water, so you should rinse them thoroughly (recognizing that you're removing vitamins that cooked out into the water, too). This is also why many recipes tell you to skim the foam off the top while the beans are boiling.

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12/12/11 1:19 A

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oatmeal weetabix, pumpkin and other squashes



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12/11/11 10:39 P

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emoticon Picked-up some good ideas here. Already use lots of beans, and looking for a solution of the gas with these. Suggestions accepted and welcomes.

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12/11/11 7:23 P

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Beans, split peas, many cereals have added fiber...

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12/11/11 6:42 P

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"but if I eat meat, which my body is unaccustomed to, NO ONE will want to be locked indoors with me for the next 24 hours!"

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12/11/11 6:09 P

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start with 10 grams each day, and each week up it 5, until you get between 25 & 35 grams each day.

Flax seed needs to be ground to have best benefits, otherwise, it just goes through and out w/o benefiting the body with nutrients, it has.

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I second the idea about making slow changes. When my husband and I first started preparing our meals together, he was miserable for a couple weeks 'cause I'm a vegetarian and eat a really high fiber diet. I, on the other hand, have never had the experience of beans giving me a lot of gas, but if I eat meat, which my body is unaccustomed to, NO ONE will want to be locked indoors with me for the next 24 hours!

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12/11/11 4:55 P

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Things that contain flax seeds. I use muffins, put it in oatmeal, and will stir it in lots of other vegetable dishes as well.

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I think different bodies may respond differently to foods but in general it's best to increase your fiber slowly over a few weeks to decrease the bloated feeling. Eat lots of fruits and veggies and drink plenty of water. Here's a good article with a list of fiber-rich foods and some tips:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/referen
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12/11/11 4:09 P

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what are good fiber foods to use in your diet without it making you bloated

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