vegetables and gas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 07, 2011 at 9:02 PM

If a vegetable makes you gassy every time you eat them, is that a sign that you should cut them out of your diet. Cooked broccoli and brussel sprouts always make me a little gassy and bloated (no stomach upsets) but I absolutely love to eat them. Should I stay away or is this just a by product of how fiber dense they are.



on March 07, 2011
at 09:19 PM

I am def in the same boat as you--love them but I fell about 9 months pregnant -- ARGH!!!

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on March 07, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Broccoli and brussels sprouts are both crucifers, which are a notoriously gassy family of veggies. Try something from a different family and see how you get on.



on March 08, 2011
at 12:53 AM

I also have gas from eating cruciferous vegetables. But I noticed that I get much less gas if I boil them for a few minutes, and eat them with coconut oil on empty stomach without anything else. If you plan to eat something else, especially beef, wait 30 - 40 minutes, and let it digest.



on March 07, 2011
at 09:45 PM

I think that's a personal choice. The answer for me is yes, it means I don't eat things that make me "sick". I take gas a sign that my body isn't happy with what I'm giving it. Broccoli and brussel sprouts don't make all people gassy, therefore, it would be affecting your body (and others) in a way that would lead me to believe evolution hasn't caught up yet.

However, like all things Paleo, it's about figuring out what works for you - so if your partner isn't hiding the sprouts from you and you want them - go for it :)



on March 07, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Make sure they're steamed, not raw (I see you are cooking them) You may want to find a natural care practitioner that can help you to be sure you're digestive system is functioning properly. Many times, if one has been eating grains, dairy, and sugar their whole life, even when stopping there is healing that needs to occur in the digestive tract...which may include a variety of different herbs/supplements/treatment approaches, depending on what is found...


on March 07, 2011
at 09:15 PM

I don't have much info for you, but maybe something like this link will help:


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