Looking for natural gas remedies to ease the growing pains of going vegan? Not only are some of the most popular store-bought gas remedies not vegan, they often have scary side effects and tons of chemicals.
We've got you covered with natural, chemical-free ways to ease the unpleasantness of gas pains.
One of the inevitable results of a change to a vegan diet is gas and bloating.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to eliminate some of the embarrassing effects of a high fiber diet.
What causes the gas?
When you comsume a large amount of fiber, your body loves you for the health you're giving it, but it doesn't always express it in the nicest way. The other way we get gas is just by swallowing too much air.
As your body breaks down proteins from your food, it can release sulfur and give you a not so pleasant odor. Gas producing foods are things like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, as well as beans, onions, corn, peaches, pears, oats, potatoes, some breads, carbonated drinks, and dairy products.
But, it can vary. Some people don't get gas from any of those foods, but they do get it from others.
If you are really trying to avoid gas, say you are in a workplace and can't release it without bothering other people, stick to foods that don't lead to gas; such as rice, peanut butter, bananas, grapes, and citrus fruits.
There are a few things you can do to keep yourself from creating so much gas:
Here are some natural gas remedies:
*Note: People have asked me about Beano. While I haven't found anything that tells me it's not safe in the long run, I am suspicious of adding things to my body to help it do its job. Also, it's made with gelatin (animal hooves and cartilage), and so it's not vegan. Try the vegan version called Bean-zyme if the other natural gas remedies don't work.
Please contact me if you know of a fool-proof natural gas remedy that I didn't mention here.