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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.
Here's the thing... if you suddenly start eating way more fiber than you used to eat, there's a good chance you're going to start getting gassy. Most of the time your gut flora will repopulate with friendly bacteria to eat up the fiber and process it in a less gassy way. There are a few tricks you can try to speed this up, and we'll cover those here.
I'm just going to throw this out there... it is possible you might be leading a bit more of a noisy life than before. I just look at it as the down side to eating food that is going to make you feel better overall.
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:
There are several herbs that people have been eating across the world for thousands of years to aid in digestion. Some may work better for your body than others so I recommend trying them for a week or so to see if it works for you.
*Note: People have asked me about Beano. It's not vegan because it has gelatin (animal hooves and cartilage). Try the vegan version of Bean-zyme (there are two types of Beanzyme so make sure you're getting the vegan one) if the other natural gas remedies don't work.
Please leave a comment if you know of a fool-proof natural gas remedy that I didn't mention here.