Broccoli causes constipation? - VeggieBoards - A Vegetarian Community
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 10-17-2005, 08:57 PM
Beginner
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
Does it? Or what other vegetables causes constipation when its raw/steamed?
GhostUser is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 10-17-2005, 09:48 PM
Beginner
 
helpmom40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 41
Broccoli is one of those foods like peanuts that is hard to digest. I know for me I can't eat raw broccoli without mixing it with other greens in a salad or other vegetable dish, and can only eat it broccoli about once a week. Even cooked. Love broccoli, but it doesn't love me. I've talked to other people who say the same thing... one of the foods that is hard to digest. If you add beans to the salad it will help, such as chick peas.
helpmom40 is offline  
#3 Old 10-17-2005, 10:07 PM
Beginner
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
so adding fiber to it will help.. ahhh.. gotcha. its been days and its causing me such trouble.



thanks!
GhostUser is offline  
#4 Old 10-18-2005, 08:30 AM
Beginner
 
catswym's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,906
umm..broccoli doesn't cause constipation. or shouldn't--it is VERY high in fiber--that is part of the problem, and why it can be very hard to digest. i also cannot eat much raw broccoli without getting a lot of stomach pains (irritation of the intestines more than constipation), so i mostly eat frozen and cooked stuff. yum.



try increasing water intake when you eat broccoli and also adding a lot of soluble fiber with it, to help move it along.
catswym is offline  
#5 Old 10-18-2005, 09:18 AM
Beginner
 
berrykat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,203
raw brocoli gives me gas bad My hubby has begged me not to eat it ever.
berrykat is offline  
#6 Old 10-18-2005, 09:27 AM
Beginner
 
ilovemydragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,959
Some foods ferment in your system and cause bloating and/or gas. Here's a list of some that may cause trouble.

Asparagus

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Corn

Fructose

Lactose

Potatoes

Sorbitol

Wheat
ilovemydragon is offline  
#7 Old 10-18-2005, 03:50 PM
Beginner
 
MollyGoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,159
All foods ferment in your system if they're in there long enough. There's no reason to avoid those foods unless they give you trouble.



The brassicas (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi) contain compounds that cause gas and bloating. The compounds are neutralized during cooking, so just cook your brassicas. No prob.
MollyGoat is offline  
#8 Old 10-18-2005, 06:23 PM
Beginner
 
Tesseract's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,691
Broccoli is notorious for causing gas when eaten raw, but I've never had any problem with cooked broccoli... constipation OR gas.
Tesseract is offline  
#9 Old 10-18-2005, 06:29 PM
Beginner
 
Libellula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,341
i prefer my broccoli raw...



but that's just me
Libellula is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off