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