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Gassy Foods Diet
How Does Diet Cause Excess Gas?
Foods to Avoid
Breads and Cereals
- Brussels sprouts
- Cantaloupe and other melons
- Citrus fruits
Meat and Beans
- Milk and milk products (if lactose intolerant)
- Carbonated drinks
- If you are increasing your intake of fiber, do so gradually.
- Avoid chewing gum or talking while eating. Both can cause you to swallow air.
- Exercise can help stimulate gas to pass through the digestive tract.
- Consider meeting with a registered dietitian to develop a personalized meal plan.
American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org/
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org/
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php/
Foods and flatus. Available at: http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/umdigest24.htm . Accessed December 31, 2009.
Gas in the digestive tract. American Gastroenterological Association. Available at: http://www.gastro.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=689 . Accessed December 31, 2009.
Gas in the digestive tract. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/index.htm . Accessed April 2, 2007.
Merck Manual Online. Digestive Disorders. Available at: http://www.merck.com/ . Accessed December 31, 2009.
- Reviewer: Dianne Scheinberg Rishikof MS, RD, LDN
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013