6 foods that produce gas; be aware and protect loved ones

6 foods that produce gas; be aware and protect loved ones
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We have compiled a list of the few foods we can ingest that can cause us to toot, fart, fluff, produce flatulence — whatever term you have for it. After carefully dissecting this list, you will know what to choose to eat if you want to play dutch oven or if you want to avoid the embarrassment and smell of natural gas.

Most of these foods are good for our health, if we don’t have sensitivity to them. So avoiding them altogether is not smart, but we should be aware of our audience and read the room before we partake in these musical foods.

Unwanted gas can be embarrassing. If we are in public and trying to make a good impression, we don’t want to be making sounds and smells that keep people away from us. The following are foods that produce our toot.


They are considered the number one offender or gas-producing food. We’ve heard the jingle, “Beans, beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat the more you toot. The more you toot the better you feel, so let’s eat beans for every meal.” If that’s what we want to do, by all means, we should enjoy them, but if we want to impress at an event, maybe we should skip the beans.

Dried fruit and some fresh fruits (apples, pears, peach, apricots)

Dried fruit and some fruits have sorbitol, a sugar alcohol that is very gassy.


We may find deviled eggs a treat, but they can cause gas — if we have any sensitivity to eggs, a very smelly gas at that.

Nuts, seeds, husks

Because of the insoluble fibers and other compounds found in nuts seeds and husk foods, they can create gas.


If we are lactose intolerant, gas can be formed as our bodies try to process these foods.

Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale)

Cruciferous vegetables contain raffinose, a sugar that remains in our intestines while bacteria breaks it down and it ferments, causing gas.

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