Hey all, I've been paleo over a year now, no grains, legumes, dairy, the only sugar is a little fruit like bananas or yams no more than once a day, many times skipping a day. I eat either raw spinach or cooked collard greens once a day too.
I made my own homemade sauerkraut a while back and LOVE it. I also discovered a yogurt made from coconut milk in my local grocery store. I get the plain kind and add a little fruit preserves - less than a tablespoon. I also sometimes drink kevita and kumbacha but haven't the past 10 days.
I noticed in the past two weeks that the sauerkraut and the yogurt are giving me really bad egg-smelling gas. I stopped eating most FODMAPS like onions and artichokes, broccoli and brussel sprouts, because I realized they bloated me. But I want to know why I'm suddenly getting gas from the yogurt and kraut. I didn't notice this trend when I first started eating them 2 months ago.
Any ideas on this?? I thought the gas was produced when the toxins were being expelled. I feel like after 2 months they should be all gone already. Could I be building an intolerance?
asked byMarcPH (1533)
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on February 03, 2013
at 12:20 AM
Both coconut milk yogurt (coconut milk usually contains guar gum, the yogurt types almost certainly do, and coconut itself may cause some people distress) and sauerkraut (cabbage, contains raffinose) are potent FODMAP foods. Fermenting foods such as these may not help as much as you think it does.
Those with FODMAPs issues need to be very careful with things like sauerkraut. Suggestion: eat less, or none.
My guess for the coconut yogurt is the guar gum is added to maintain texture and homogeneity. Suggestion: stick to whole coconut or real dairy yogurt (if you can handle lactose).