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Dried fruits and nuts = gas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

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)

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on December 17, 2012
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Thank you! Yes, berries and bananas don't usually give me any problems, though I learned to avoid non-ripe bananas the hard way. Any rules for combining the above mentioned safe snacks? as in, can I eat a little of all the above without any issues? I am a serial snacker... I need to cure the "itch" or else it's back to unhealthy crap!

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Very good snack suggestions.

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on December 16, 2012
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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.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 16, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Very good snack suggestions.

E8ce794278ce5a58574aeec37f1aa85e

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on December 17, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Thank you! Yes, berries and bananas don't usually give me any problems, though I learned to avoid non-ripe bananas the hard way. Any rules for combining the above mentioned safe snacks? as in, can I eat a little of all the above without any issues? I am a serial snacker... I need to cure the "itch" or else it's back to unhealthy crap!

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