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Significant bloating after eating cooked vegetables...why?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I have noticed that the past few times I have eaten boiled vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), I have had terrible abdominal and intestinal bloating. It is not really painful, just uncomfortable. Lots of air in my stomach and intestines. For some reason, this only happens when the veggies are cooked. When I eat them raw, I have no bloating. I would think that raw veggies would be harder to digest, but I guess not. Anyone have an explanation for this?

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on June 26, 2013
at 01:06 AM

Hmm. Perhaps the Raw Food community has some theories about this - maybe something to do with enzymes.

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on June 26, 2013
at 01:01 AM

Yes, I definitely eat them raw. When I chop veggies, I keep the leftover ones that don't go into the recipe to eat raw as snacks later. They came from the same heads of broccoli/cauliflower, yet they caused me no problems.

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on June 26, 2013
at 12:57 AM

Are you super positive it's not WHICH vegetables you're choosing to cook? The ones you listed are all part of the brassica family which are high in FODMAPS, so they are really gassy for a lot of people. Have you eaten all 3 of these raw with no problems?

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on June 26, 2013
at 01:06 AM

Hmm. Perhaps the Raw Food community has some theories about this - maybe something to do with enzymes.

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

(723)

on June 26, 2013
at 01:01 AM

Yes, I definitely eat them raw. When I chop veggies, I keep the leftover ones that don't go into the recipe to eat raw as snacks later. They came from the same heads of broccoli/cauliflower, yet they caused me no problems.

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on July 29, 2013
at 05:28 AM

Do you tend to eat MORE of these foods when they're cooked? These foods are definitely KNOWN for causing bloat, so I am not surprised that they are causing this to happen to you. I BLOW UP LIKE A BALLOON when I eat those foods, that's why I steer clear. There are plenty of other veggies out there :)

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