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Does coconut cream make you fart?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

That's it really. I drink a lot of coconut cream and I now fart a lot. I never used to fart a lot, but I do since I upped my coconut cream intake. Do you think that the two are related?

Cheers

Edit - The coconut cream is Ayam brand and contains nothing but coconut. No additives, preservatives, gum or sugars.

I am also going to take it out of my diet and see if that changes anything. I am just curious if anyone else has the same issues.

Cheers again

279700a1070c65fc144eceaa642dcbc7

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on August 20, 2011
at 01:18 PM

Here is a blogpost that might interest you: http://thehealthyskeptic.org/3-reasons-why-coconut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend

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on August 20, 2011
at 01:11 PM

could be! back it off and add it in slowly and over a longer period of time....coconut in any form does create gastro distress for some, and you just might need to take it slower!

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on August 20, 2011
at 12:47 PM

Fair call. It doesn't bother me too much, but I feel sorry for the GF. :)

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on August 20, 2011
at 12:10 PM

no, not at all. Cutting grains and beans was a god-send for going the otherway.

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on August 20, 2011
at 11:50 AM

I like beer and bread but they do nasty things to me. We can't have everything we like all the time! Suck it up.

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on August 20, 2011
at 11:32 AM

But I like it :( -- I get Ayam brand and it is 100% coconut.

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Dbf6b876f69641f9db715d9a95650b78

on August 20, 2011
at 01:51 PM

Coconut milk is a FODMAP and can cause abdominal bloating. I had to cut it out completely and feel so much better. There are several Paleo and Primal foods that are FODMAPs and should be eliminated if you have bloating. Bloating=Gut Irritation and is something your body doesn't like. It's not always fun to give up more food items, but you will feel so much better and your gut will thank you later!

Check out my blog post from January when I discovered FODMAPs.

http://crystaljnelson.blogspot.com/2011/01/road-to-digestive-health-continues.html

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279700a1070c65fc144eceaa642dcbc7

on August 20, 2011
at 01:16 PM

It is possible that the additives that are often found in coconut cream/milk etc give you some gas problems. Xanthan gum, guar gum and carrageen (all emulsifiers) for example lead to gi distress in some people.

279700a1070c65fc144eceaa642dcbc7

(144)

on August 20, 2011
at 01:18 PM

Here is a blogpost that might interest you: http://thehealthyskeptic.org/3-reasons-why-coconut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend

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on August 20, 2011
at 11:23 AM

Try cutting back or cutting out the coconut cream and see if the problem goes away. If it does, after a week or so, put it back and see if the problem returns. Sometimes self experimentation is the best way to problem solve. Also consider if there is something else that you consistently eat along with the coconut cream.

Also make sure that the coconut cream you are eating has no added sugars. Some products by that name do contain sugars.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

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on August 20, 2011
at 11:50 AM

I like beer and bread but they do nasty things to me. We can't have everything we like all the time! Suck it up.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 20, 2011
at 12:47 PM

Fair call. It doesn't bother me too much, but I feel sorry for the GF. :)

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on August 20, 2011
at 11:32 AM

But I like it :( -- I get Ayam brand and it is 100% coconut.

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:27 AM

I am having a hard time as well and have been eating a ton of coconut and coconut butter. like every day. I hate to give it up, but will do so for a week and see if my bloating goes away. thanks for the posts!

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31a40ab9ad75cb584866984658011750

on August 20, 2011
at 03:20 PM

Generally fatty foods (which coconut is) causes excess gas. Also gas is a sign that you are not digesting so try not having it as often and see how that goes and scale it from there.

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on August 20, 2011
at 01:36 PM

I believe it's possible to get "the trots" or farty if you up your fat intake too quickly because your hall bladder isn't adapted yet. Can anyone second that?

I agree with the removal and reintroduction experiment. When you reintroduce try it all at once and the remove it and reintroduce it slowly. If neither works you may have to abstain :(

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