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Carbs that don't cause bloating?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I was eating low carb for a while. Now I am trying to increase my carbs again because of health problems but I don't seem to be able to tolerate them anymore.

I have trouble with: Potato Rice Sweet potato Carrots Very sweet fruits

I ate 1/2 sweet potato and I look six months pregnant right now. It is very painful. What are good alternatives?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 31, 2013
at 05:03 AM

Mireia, I did not know anything about SIBO till I got into Paleohacks. And even then when I was reading people's posts, I thought it was nothing to do with me. Then I listened to a lecture on Youtube and all my symptoms matched. Then I went to have a test done - and it was confirmed.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 31, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Expensive could be a deal breaker. We are really tight with money. I can see how doctors would misdiagnose and give you the wrong treatment. Most of my experiences with doctors were quite negative and so many things I have learned through reading on forums and Paleo blogs, doctors have never heard of.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on January 29, 2013
at 04:38 AM

Yes, tea works too!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 29, 2013
at 03:54 AM

I went through four doctors (two of them - gastroenterologists). They knew NOTHING about SIBO and how to treat it. Like absolutely nothing. I went through two gastroscopies and were put on PPIs (a very very wrong medication) for gastric erosion for four months. When I felt like I was dying I finally took matters into my own hands. I no longer trust doctors. At least GI doctors. The only test I highly recommend doing with food intolerances is methane hydrogen breath test. It is expensive, but worth it. Metametrix GI stool test is also very helpful. Do what you think is best for you.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 11:59 PM

So I think tea would work too? I often have hot tea with my food :)

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 11:57 PM

No, never have. I will see if I can do that. I worry a little about certain tests, they sound a bit scary. I think I was once offered a biopsy to test for damage in my intestines, which I also find pretty scary.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on January 28, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Interesting! Well, which ever carb works the best, hot water and lots of chewing will also help with the bloating.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Maybe you don't. Have you seen a good (and I emphasize GOOD) gastroenterologist? I had only two major symptoms - overwhelming fatigue and food intolerances.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 04:44 PM

My symptoms were - overwhelming fatigue. Sweet potatoes are fermentable. Carrots are okay, so not sure what it can be. I am fine with broccoli and cauliflower.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:22 PM

I just read about SIBO and I am not so sure I have it. I don't get it from all carbs, mostly sweet potatos and carrots but haven't noticed it with anything else. Not brokkoli or cauliflower for sure and it does not attack and sugars from honey and fruits. I was thinking the trouble stems from avoiding certain things?

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 09:10 AM

Carrots give me an issue too. I never noticed problems with brokkoli though. Will habe to pay attention nect time.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 09:08 AM

Thank you! Maybe enzymes would be a good idea for me too!

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 09:07 AM

Wow it seeems I gotta learn a lot more...and I have been Paleo for over a year..

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 05:01 AM

Sorry. I did not mean to.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 03:55 AM

btw you totally showed me up in the doggy diet thread. I definitely had my tale between my legs for a while there.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Those are "fibrous vegetables" aka roughage.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 03:03 AM

They're not carbs, VB. Carbohydrates are chains of glucose. Those have like no glucose...at least no useable glucose. So they're not carbs whether you're VLC or not.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on January 28, 2013
at 02:57 AM

If bloat is an issue, I'd avoid broccoli and the other brassica veg (cabbage, onions etc). I also have bloat issues from carbs, haven't really found a solution except to eat small portions.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:56 AM

SIBO is when bacteria, that usually lives in your colon, moves to your small intestines and start eating your food before it gets to you. It produces gas and creates all kinds of problems. Bloated, stomach distention are some of the symptoms. It is different in everybody.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:53 AM

They are carbs for those on VLC diets and they are low in FODMAPS.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 09:45 PM

I really hope so! Rice and wheat don't cause me bloating and they were my worst enemy (they cause inflammation right after eating). I did not even plan to eat low carb, I just did not watch my carbs :(

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 09:43 PM

What is SIBO???

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:46 PM

I frequently do cottage cheese with berries after a meal.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:45 PM

Bok choy and zucchini are carbs?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:40 PM

Regular potatoes I think are broadly better tolerated than sweet potatoes. Also, Adam Smith was speaking of regular potatoes in that quote.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:39 PM

I do like fruit but with fruit alone it is hard to get a high enough carb intake without eating a lot of sugar! Plus I used to have a fructose malabsorption, which has gotten better but I can't eat too much fruit.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:37 PM

Anon I will try that! Foreveryoung: sweet potato, normal potato or both?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on January 27, 2013
at 07:30 PM

Adam Smith on potatoes- "No food can afford a more decisive proof of its nourishing quality, or of its being peculiarly suitable to the health of the human constitution..."

4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

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on January 27, 2013
at 07:05 PM

Sometimes the body get used to things if you introduce them in small amounts and increase it gradually.

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32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on January 28, 2013
at 12:10 AM

Here is a protocol that is paleo / SIBO; I followed it for a few months to get my IBS under control:

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html

It took about a week or 2, but my gut pain and bloating finally went away (for the first time in years!). Now I can eat almost all veggies with no probs. Only exceptions are tomatoes (cannot tolerate at all) and broccoli/cauliflower (can eat, but I take enzymes with them to help digest).

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 09:08 AM

Thank you! Maybe enzymes would be a good idea for me too!

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Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

(2668)

on January 27, 2013
at 08:05 PM

hey, give it a little time. when i departed crazy keto land after 8 months, every single carb made me bloat. you regrow your gut flora, the situation gets better. don't worry this is kinda normal.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 09:45 PM

I really hope so! Rice and wheat don't cause me bloating and they were my worst enemy (they cause inflammation right after eating). I did not even plan to eat low carb, I just did not watch my carbs :(

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5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

on January 27, 2013
at 08:00 PM

You can eat more starchy vegetables like broccoli and carrots. Also try to eat your carbs slow, chewing a lot, and maybe sip hot water between bites. That helps me keep the excess air out that causes the bloating!

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on January 28, 2013
at 02:57 AM

If bloat is an issue, I'd avoid broccoli and the other brassica veg (cabbage, onions etc). I also have bloat issues from carbs, haven't really found a solution except to eat small portions.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on January 28, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Interesting! Well, which ever carb works the best, hot water and lots of chewing will also help with the bloating.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on January 29, 2013
at 04:38 AM

Yes, tea works too!

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 11:59 PM

So I think tea would work too? I often have hot tea with my food :)

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 09:10 AM

Carrots give me an issue too. I never noticed problems with brokkoli though. Will habe to pay attention nect time.

1
6fa0a06b305b41c6b9298de17a97ec8d

on January 27, 2013
at 07:25 PM

I know a lot of paleo people don't like fruit, but it has always been good to me if I eat it on an empty stomach, either alone or before a meal rather than after a meal,

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:39 PM

I do like fruit but with fruit alone it is hard to get a high enough carb intake without eating a lot of sugar! Plus I used to have a fructose malabsorption, which has gotten better but I can't eat too much fruit.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:46 PM

I frequently do cottage cheese with berries after a meal.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:42 PM

Not another SIBO case....

Try this:

Bok choy

Zucchini

Pumpkin

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 09:07 AM

Wow it seeems I gotta learn a lot more...and I have been Paleo for over a year..

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 03:55 AM

btw you totally showed me up in the doggy diet thread. I definitely had my tale between my legs for a while there.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 04:44 PM

My symptoms were - overwhelming fatigue. Sweet potatoes are fermentable. Carrots are okay, so not sure what it can be. I am fine with broccoli and cauliflower.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:53 AM

They are carbs for those on VLC diets and they are low in FODMAPS.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:45 PM

Bok choy and zucchini are carbs?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 05:01 AM

Sorry. I did not mean to.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:22 PM

I just read about SIBO and I am not so sure I have it. I don't get it from all carbs, mostly sweet potatos and carrots but haven't noticed it with anything else. Not brokkoli or cauliflower for sure and it does not attack and sugars from honey and fruits. I was thinking the trouble stems from avoiding certain things?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Maybe you don't. Have you seen a good (and I emphasize GOOD) gastroenterologist? I had only two major symptoms - overwhelming fatigue and food intolerances.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 28, 2013
at 01:56 AM

SIBO is when bacteria, that usually lives in your colon, moves to your small intestines and start eating your food before it gets to you. It produces gas and creates all kinds of problems. Bloated, stomach distention are some of the symptoms. It is different in everybody.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Those are "fibrous vegetables" aka roughage.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 03:03 AM

They're not carbs, VB. Carbohydrates are chains of glucose. Those have like no glucose...at least no useable glucose. So they're not carbs whether you're VLC or not.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 28, 2013
at 11:57 PM

No, never have. I will see if I can do that. I worry a little about certain tests, they sound a bit scary. I think I was once offered a biopsy to test for damage in my intestines, which I also find pretty scary.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 27, 2013
at 09:43 PM

What is SIBO???

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 29, 2013
at 03:54 AM

I went through four doctors (two of them - gastroenterologists). They knew NOTHING about SIBO and how to treat it. Like absolutely nothing. I went through two gastroscopies and were put on PPIs (a very very wrong medication) for gastric erosion for four months. When I felt like I was dying I finally took matters into my own hands. I no longer trust doctors. At least GI doctors. The only test I highly recommend doing with food intolerances is methane hydrogen breath test. It is expensive, but worth it. Metametrix GI stool test is also very helpful. Do what you think is best for you.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 31, 2013
at 05:03 AM

Mireia, I did not know anything about SIBO till I got into Paleohacks. And even then when I was reading people's posts, I thought it was nothing to do with me. Then I listened to a lecture on Youtube and all my symptoms matched. Then I went to have a test done - and it was confirmed.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on January 31, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Expensive could be a deal breaker. We are really tight with money. I can see how doctors would misdiagnose and give you the wrong treatment. Most of my experiences with doctors were quite negative and so many things I have learned through reading on forums and Paleo blogs, doctors have never heard of.

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