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24 Hour Bloating after having Steamed Fiberous Veggies...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Lately my only form of fiber is from steamed veggies, but I've noticed no matter what I ALWAYS get bloated after eating any sort of vegetable unless it is a leafy green (e.g spinach, kale, romaine) which have far less fiber than other veggies (e.g brussel sprouts, broccoli)... so I'm assuming that's why I do better on the LEAFY greens. Is it possible I can only tolerate raw leafy veggies and if yes, is that healthy? I LOVE steamed brussel sprouts with butter on them so it makes me kind of sad to think of giving them up :(, but I always have indigestion for the entire next day after having them. This does not happen when I make my only veggie source, raw leafy ones... but it doesn't taste as good haha. I guess I could cook kale and put butter on it... but ehh :(. My only concern with cutting out the more fiberous veggies, is that they are literally my only source of fiber foods....

My typical day now is

  • Breakfast: 2 Cups of Unsweeted Almond milk with a scoop of 100% green, drink powder
  • Dinner: Typically a fresh pressed green drink or kevita probiotic drink with either a salad, a meat and veggie soup, or just some meat. And then some fermented veggies afterward if I'm having cravings.

Without steamed veggies my fiber intake is proably somewhere around 5-10 grams a day if that... should I be concerned about this? Or has anyone found a way to fix the indigestion?

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on September 28, 2012
at 01:13 PM

I take NOW Magnesium Citrate, 400 mg before bed (helps with sleep, too.). Seafood is a good food source.

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:12 AM

:( sameee! I guess it's not... so I'm just going to stick to the leafy veggies that don't cause me problems and supplement with Magnesium like Dragonfly said.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I always put tons of grassfed butter on my veggies, so I don't think thats the issue, and the nightshades never seem to effect me... only brussel sprouts, broccoli etc. And without TMI, I worry about fiber b/c it helps "flush" everything through the body, but since it's not doing that for me anyway (or at least it takes 24 hours or more...) I guess I should just avoid it since its not helping me with or without. Regularity is an issue though.

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:04 AM

Hmm okay thank you I will look that up!! Didn't know Magnesium helped with that! What is your source of Magnesium?

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on September 28, 2012
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I get bloated for a couple of days after eating cruciferous vegetables, i'm trying to wage if the nutrition makes them worth it

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 27, 2012
at 11:57 PM

Google FODMAPS. Sounds like you are intolerant, like me.

And fiber is overrated. Make sure you are sufficient in Magnesium to avoid constipation.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:04 AM

Hmm okay thank you I will look that up!! Didn't know Magnesium helped with that! What is your source of Magnesium?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 28, 2012
at 01:13 PM

I take NOW Magnesium Citrate, 400 mg before bed (helps with sleep, too.). Seafood is a good food source.

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on September 27, 2012
at 11:51 PM

Add some fat such as grass fed butter. It may help. Avoid nightshades such as tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers. They can be problematic on their own. Finally, why are you so worried about fiber? Last time I checked it was not an obligate nutrient. Your body will adjust.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I always put tons of grassfed butter on my veggies, so I don't think thats the issue, and the nightshades never seem to effect me... only brussel sprouts, broccoli etc. And without TMI, I worry about fiber b/c it helps "flush" everything through the body, but since it's not doing that for me anyway (or at least it takes 24 hours or more...) I guess I should just avoid it since its not helping me with or without. Regularity is an issue though.

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