Most information on gas and bloating focuses on all the foods that you can’t eat. It can seem like nothing but bad news. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious, nutritious and fiber packed foods that you can eat without having to worry about excess gas.
Soluble Versus Non-Soluble Fiber
The main difference between which fruits, vegetables and grains cause gas is the type of fiber they contain. Soluble fiber attracts water. Once is reaches your digestive system, it begins to collect fluids and turns into a slow moving gel-like substance that takes longer for your body to break down. The longer foods sit in your digestive system, the more likely they are to cause gas. As you might imagine, oatmeal and beans are high in soluble fiber.
The good news is that many fruits and vegetables are full of fiber that doesn’t absorb fluids as easily. The non-soluble fiber in these foods makes them easier for the body to digest. Squash, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes and beets are just a few vegetables that offer high nutritional value without causing excessive gas.
The Role of Sugar in Causing Gas
In addition to soluble fiber, natural and artificial sugars can also be responsible for causing gas. Dried fruits, bananas and grapes are just a few examples of high-sugar fruits that cause gas. If you want to enjoy the taste of fruit without suffering from gas and bloating, choose options that are naturally lower in sugar. Examples include: pears, kiwi, peaches, cherries and nectarines.
Try Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Canned fruits and vegetables are heated before that are packaged. This process actually breaks down some of the natural sugars so that your body won’t have to do as much work. The easy these foods are to digest, the less likely you are to experience gas. Just be sure to read the labels and avoid options that include added sugar or high sodium levels. Avoid fruits that are packed in syrup.
Supplement Your Diet with CharcoCaps
Another way to enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables without worrying about gas is to add CharcoCaps to your diet. Unlike other gas relief pills that only target certain foods and/or symptoms, CharcoCaps provides full relief by targeting your digestive system. It actually works to eliminate toxins that build up in your intestines and naturally absorb gas. Choosing the right foods and taking CharcoCaps can help you enjoy better digestive health without having to settle for an overly restrictive diet.