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If you said beans, you’re off to a good start. But there’s a lot more to the production of gas than musical legumes.

Living in your intestinal tract are trillions of helpful bacteria that break down foods



A by-product of their hard work are gases like nitrogen, methane and hydrogen sulfide. Foods high in indigestible fiber and complex carbohydrates — such as beans, bran, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage — give that bacteria more raw material to work with, and hence, you get more gas after eating them.


Excess gas can also be caused by certain medical conditions, such as being lactose intolerant, or as a side effect of certain medications.





Common causes of gas
and abdominal bloating include:

To learn more about excessive gas and bloating, visit www.everydayhealth.com.

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