Whenever I eat dried cranberries (raisins and berries too...) I get bad gas and some bloating.
Same thing happens when I eat nuts such as almonds, walnuts etc...
The problem is, without nuts and dried fruit, my snack options are so limited and i'm afraid i might go back to my old unhealthy ways of eating cookies! :(
Anyone know why this happens? How to prevent it? Any dried fruits and nuts that DON'T cause gas and bloating?
- If it helps, I should also add that i'm especially sensitive to beans and milk (lactose)
asked bybenston10 (90)
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on December 16, 2012
at 02:51 PM
Yes, for different reasons, both dried fruit and nuts cause gas. (Google FODMAPs). I am very gas-prone so I avoid both.
As for snacks general approach is to eat big enough meals that I don't need snacks. But some options might be: 1/2 an avocado, sardines, olives, cold roast beef/other meats (my butcher makes roast elk and bison, so good!), beef jerky. Or low-FODMAP fruits like berries, bananas. Plantain chips are my fave.