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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.)<br>
Is this normal, and/or healthy? Is there any way I can reduce the gas buildup??<br>
Sorry for being so informative; but it's really bothering me...
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Farting is just part of veggie life!<br><br>
I read a question years ago in a forum that said "why do vegetarian farts smell like the apocalypse". LOL<br>
Be weary of Beano if it is in your country...it contains shellfish!
 

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

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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Spang</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2976682"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I fart very regularly. I'm not ashamed.</div>
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Damn straight! I try not to do it around others, though, since the smell is offensive. Otherwise, I am loud and proud.
 

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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.<br>
Are u eating dried beans? They need to be soaked, the longer the better.
 

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