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Woofie 08-22-2011 05:26 PM

Since becoming vegan I'm experiencing more flatulence than usual; this is probably because of all the plant-based foods I'm eating (like beans, broccoli, etc.)
Is this normal, and/or healthy? Is there any way I can reduce the gas buildup??
Sorry for being so informative; but it's really bothering me...

AdamLayish 08-22-2011 05:30 PM

It happened to me. I was farting nonstop lol. I lasted like 2 weeks, then went away

Clueless Git 08-22-2011 05:52 PM

I have been told that when this happens it is because the bowel 'flora'n'fauna' have not yet adjusted to a diet higher in complex carbs.

ocrob37 08-22-2011 07:24 PM

Had it bad at first. it went away and then making my own beans killed me. I had an entire can of beans last night, but rinsed them really good and had no problems. you have to rinse beens.

izjustagirl 08-22-2011 08:10 PM

Farting is just part of veggie life!

I read a question years ago in a forum that said "why do vegetarian farts smell like the apocalypse". LOL
Be weary of Beano if it is in your contains shellfish!

sequoia 08-22-2011 08:17 PM

During my first few weeks as a vegan I had pretty bad stomachaches and gas. Then it went away.

LoopyVegan 08-22-2011 10:31 PM

I've been vegan for a couple of years or so and I still fart like crazy. I guess some people fart more than others? Thankfully I have a very fart-accepting vegan boyfriend! Probably because he farts all the time himself. And his DO smell like the apocalypse.

Spang 08-22-2011 10:44 PM

I fart very regularly. I'm not ashamed.

LoopyVegan 08-22-2011 11:53 PM

Originally Posted by Spang View Post

I fart very regularly. I'm not ashamed.

Damn straight! I try not to do it around others, though, since the smell is offensive. Otherwise, I am loud and proud.

luvourmother 08-23-2011 08:27 AM

Lots of reasons why this happens. Some ways to make it bettet is to drink enough water. Also pineapple and papaya have natural digestive enzymes, try eating these after u eat or as part of your regular diet.
Are u eating dried beans? They need to be soaked, the longer the better.

Woofie 08-24-2011 11:22 AM

Thanks, everyone, your replies have ALL been very helpful; a few times I've doubled over in laughter as well!

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