Burping, belching, flatulence, bloating… there are many terms referring to the ticklish problem excessive gas production causes. Apart from serious health problems to which it can also lead in some cases, bad gas often brings about social embarrassment, making the concerned person feel extremely uncomfortable. Once the excessive gas starts interfering with your peace of mind and your daily regime, it is time to take some actions. Obviously, one of the main causes of this problem is diet. Therefore, for today´s post, we have made a list of 25 foods that can give you really bad gas and should be avoided before any social occasion.
Bananas may not be as gas inducing as other food items on this list, but don’t let that fool you, they still can and do produce gas. They contain soluble fiber and fructose, both of which can cause flatulence when broken down in the large intestine. Gas occurs especially if you consume large quantities of the fruit or more than your body is used to.
Similar to bananas, apples also contain hard to digest fructose. Doctors usually recommend that people who suffer from bloating should reduce consumption portions or avoid raw apples entirely.
Thanks to its relatively low calories, celery is often used in weight loss diets. However, celery is among a small group of foods that can produce strong allergic reactions and its carbohydrates can also cause severe flatulence.
Cabbage is known to be a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber and is generally considered beneficial to our body. However, it also contains trisaccharide raffinose which our intestines cannot digest. Consequently, excessive consumption of cabbage often leads to very unpleasant side effects.
Oat bran is the hard outer layers of oat grain that is produced as a by-product of milling in the production of refined grains. It is rich in dietary fiber and essential fatty acids and also contains significant quantities of starch, protein, vitamins and minerals. On the other hand, these components make oat bran hard to digest which can result in excessive gas production.