Health and wellness

Legumes and Farts, Anyone?

This was a good reminder post after I craved chili and actually made a pot!

I know I should have followed a bean-less recipe but the craving outweighed reason.

Gas (excess) and bloating are NOT normal!

Also for me chili powder and tomato based products can produce (in this case) an itchy skin rash. Sad day. 😟

Beans (legumes) cause gas because they contain a particular sugar, called an oligosaccharide, that the human body can not break down fully. Oligosaccharides are large molecules and are not broken down and absorbed in the same way that other sugars are, by the normal digestive process that takes place in the small intestine. This is because the human body actually does not produce the enzyme that breaks down oligosaccharides.

See page 33 in your FLog on FODMAPS!

Here are some foods to reduce these BAD symptoms:

Celery, Bananas (avoid ripe with brown spots), Ginger, Spinach and Cucumber.

Foods that increase these BAD symptoms:

Gluten, Legumes, Dairy, Apples (mainly red) and Carbonated drinks.

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An auto immune warrior fighting the battle to keep myself healthy! Auto immunity will NOT get me down. Multiple sclerosis: get out! The FLog food journal is created from my journey to fight with faith on my side.

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