I've somewhat narrowed it down & i seem to have digestion issues with some vegetables, i won't go into the gruesome details (unless asked) but whenever i have some red meat, especially beef, the issue completely goes away.
I'm thinking that meat could digest slower so gives my system a rest but veggies are a bit rougher going through.
Its weird, if anything I have to push harder when on the toilet when eating meat (TMI!) but the digestive issue still goes away. Given the nature of the problem I would've thought pushing harder would make it much worse.
Its a shame as i only recently started enjoying raw vegetables & salads again as it's getting warmer in the UK, they taste & feel great when eating them, but its weird how they can taste so healthy & refreshing but cause me such digestive problems, any ideas on what could be causing this?
Im thinking of eating nothing but animals for a few weeks, then reintroduce one veggie at a time to see what exactly is causing the problem... i'll report back, but id like to know if anyone has had this, or why it could be?
asked byRobert_13 (777)
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on June 06, 2013
at 01:34 PM
It could be that your stomach just isn't built to handle so many raw veggies (and thus insoluble fiber). The fact that you have started eating raw vegetables at the same time that you've started having digestive problems points to an issue with fiber. Eating tons of veggies isn't healthy for everyone (no matter what those pesky guidelines say).... so yes, cut back on high fiber vegetables a little!