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The foods you consume explain gas

Posted Feb 07 2008 3:17pm

If you suffer from excessive gas (you know who you are) then you may want to examine your diet closely to find the source. Dr. Mercola recently posted the following post that describes some of the common sources of flatulence:

Certain foods are common causes of flatulence, and temporarily avoiding these foods can help you determine if they’re a problem for you. According to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, the following foods are likely to cause gassiness:

* Dairy products, which contain sugar lactose that causes gas
* Vegetables, including onions, radishes, cabbage, celery, carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and legumes
* Fruit sugar, which is especially high in prunes, raisins, bananas, apples, apricots and fruit juices from prunes, grapes and apples
* Fiber
* Fatty foods and carbonated drinks

Additionally, artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol may also cause flatulence.

Keep in mind that there are other causes of excessive gas. There is help available in the form of probiotics, digestive enzymes and surprisingly exercise which helps move food through your body in a timely manner.

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