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I am trying to eat more beans for protein but the beans are making me way too gassy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">!! I have been taking about 3 Beano a day and it does help some but i need more help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> . Should i just increase the Beano or is this not safe/healthy. Any tips besides 'not eating beans?'<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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okay, first of all, is beano actually vegetarian? i read somewhere it contains gelatin, but that is just heresay.<br><br><br><br>
secondly, how you cook your beans can dramatically reduce the amount of gas you experience after eating them. things i do that help:<br><br><br><br>
1) soak beans overnight, always. don't use the "quick soak" method of boiling for a few minutes and then letting sit for an hour before cooking again.<br><br><br><br>
2) rinse the soaked beans extremely well, and even rinse the pot they soaked in, if neccessary. cook in fresh water.<br><br><br><br>
3) cook at as low a temperature as possible, while maintaining a good simmer. do not boil them rapidly.<br><br><br><br>
4) when and if foam appears at the top of the simmering water, skim as much of it off as you can with a spoon.<br><br><br><br>
5) rinse the beans again, after they are tender, and before adding to any other recipes.
 

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Yeah. I also heard that beano hs change their previously vegetarian formula to include gelatin. so, unless you're using a rather old bottle..your beano may not be vegetarain...<br><br><br><br>
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this link says that Beano does, indeed, contain gelatin.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jhtml?CATID=100102&PRODID=575" target="_blank">http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...102&PRODID=575</a><br><br><br><br>
you may want to try Udo Erasmus' Digestive Enzymes. here is a link to the page on his site that describes them. they are completely vegetarian.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.udoerasmus.com/products/digestive_enzymes.htm" target="_blank">http://www.udoerasmus.com/products/d...ve_enzymes.htm</a>
 

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I looked at a bottle of beano in the store a while back (maybe a year ago) and it was NOT vegetarian. So, the best thing to do is check the ingredients.<br><br><br><br>
There are other ways to cut down on gas. First you don't have to eat real many beans. I used to eat more beans but rely on other foods more now for my nutrients. Now I eat whole grains and nuts. They don't cause gas problems for me. Tofu is a good source of protein and other nutrients and produces little if any gas.<br><br><br><br>
The beans you do eat can be the kinds that cause less gas. Anasazi beans are simular to pinto beans but they cook faster and cause a lot less gas. You can get them at healthfoods stores but they are kind of pricey. I found a place where I live where I can get them for $1.10/pound. Adzuki beans (Japanese name; the Chinese call them red beans) also produce very little gas. They are also and excellent source of zinc. Lentils also produce very little gas.<br><br><br><br>
 

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Kreeli: Thanks for the Beano info; I will look for the Udo Erasmus' Digestive Enzymes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I actually already do everything you listed except #5<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I'm so bummed b/c i really love beans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
Kyo: I'm actually soaking some Adzuki beans right!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Beansprout</i><br><br><b>I am trying to eat more beans for protein but the beans are making me way too gassy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">!! I have been taking about 3 Beano a day and it does help some but i need more help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> . Should i just increase the Beano or is this not safe/healthy. Any tips besides 'not eating beans?'<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></b></div>
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I always found this one funny. I see a lot of commercials about bodily gas medicines and hear a lot of jokes about eating beans, etc.<br><br><br><br>
But the thing is, I have never experienced any of the symptoms associated with eating legumes. Do the symptoms affect certan people or is it supposed to be an universal thing?<br><br><br><br>
I love to eat beans, especially when eating tacos and never had any gas problems.
 

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I've never been able to pinpoint gas to any particular food I eat. I guess that's just as well, considering that I don't really see the point in feeling all embarassed when I do happen to fart in public. If someone else farts around me, I certainly don't make a big deal over it.<br><br><br><br>
Does farting really mean anything biologically? Is the only negative effect of farting the social one?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by skylark</i><br><br><b>I guess that's just as well, considering that I don't really see the point in feeling all embarassed when I do happen to fart in public.</b></div>
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I suppose it would depend on how stinky the farts are.<br><br>
I'm actually not kidding at all.<br><br>
When I get gas it is extremely embarrassing as it smells BAD.<br><br><br><br>
Beansprout:<br><br><br><br>
The only thing I can think to add to the above suggestions would be trying different kinds of legumes to see which digest easier.<br><br><br><br>
I have no problems whatsoever with lentils/baby limas/azuki, but give me black eyed peas or Kidney beans - and you better stand back!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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dvmarie,<br><br>
I'm sorry to hear you have some smelly issues like that. Do you simply work hard on holding it in, then?<br><br><br><br>
/Completely useless information warning/<br><br><br><br>
My dog has the nastiest-smelling farts I've ever smelled, the kind that make you really honestly want to leave the room.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Rushabh</i><br><br>
I have never experienced any of the symptoms associated with eating legumes. Do the symptoms affect certan people or is it supposed to be an universal thing?<br></div>
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Same here, I always thought I was strange, because if you feed beans to any other member fo my family(other than my mom), you might just want to leave the room. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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if, after you soak the beans, drain that water from them. Rinse and use fresh water to cook. Add a piece (small--maybe a 1-2 inch piece) of Kombu (seaweed found in Asian markets, (it's inexpensive) or health markets) to cook. It may smell ocean-y at first, but it will disappear. This is a fantastic flavor enhancer as well. In my experience, it has eliminated gas from the beans. I never cook beans without it!<br><br>
Also, an herb called, epazote (found in Mexican markets or in the Mexican spice section of regular markets) is successful in some beans. I use dried. Cook it with the beans. You may want to put it in cheesecloth or something since it's mostly stems and doesn't soften. You don't want to bite into branches! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I think my body is getting used to beans. I always have gas. haha<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
it also may be the fact that my pooping is on a schedule that doesnt work with school so by the end of the day i'm ready to explode. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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HAhahahaha! LMAO!
 

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Sorry, but I got a good laugh from this thread so far! I'm even snorting here. Not a pretty site but who cares. lol.<br><br><br><br>
If it's not painful gas my tip is to enjoy the fireworks and not to worry so much about it-it's natural and beans do that to so many of us. Actually too, I asked the same question somewhere else once and mostly we ended up laughing.<br><br><br><br>
My one bird immitates a fart noise. Gee wonder how he learned that one?<br><br><br><br>
I also may try some of those tips though. I've heard that when you increase fiber and beans have fiber it's best to increase it slowly or you will have the excessive gas.<br><br><br><br>
WARNING: Do not eat 15 bean soup under any circumstances. ROFL
 

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My favorite digestive enzyme is made by Enzymedica, and it is called Digest. They also have one called Gastro. They are completely vegan, from the vegcap to their contents. It is safe to take digestive enzymes whenever you may need them.
 

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OMG Birdlady, my husband and I made 15 bean soup one time and the ensuing gas was the stuff of legends. Thank God we were the only ones in the house - we were practically hysterical. The DOG even left the room.
 
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