• What gassy foods should I stay away from?

    Asked by StegalMan on Monday, April 1, 2013

    What gassy foods should I stay away from?

    Just looking for experiences from those who have been through this and what foods give them problems.

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • KarenN@StF's Avatar

      Everyone's systems are a little different, but the broad list includes beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and onions. Also, carbonated beverages and excessive sugar can be problematic. Small, frequent meals are a good approach for many reasons, especially if you aren't sure how it will make you feel. Introducing foods may require a "trial and error" approach on your part. If it is a food you like, try it in a very small portion, by itself, and see how you do. Also, foods in the raw state or less cooked will likely cause more issues for your gut s more so than if the fiber and sugars in the gas-producing food is broken down through cooking. Hope this helps.

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      I have found some problems with spicy foods and foods that tend to cause gas before cancer. Spicy can be a problem if it decides to come out either end prematurly (vomiting or diahrrea) as they can cause irritation. Alos if it caused gas before cancer it will probably cause more after so try and avoid it. I know that this can limit the diet but it is a trade of taste buds againsy later comfort.

      over 3 years ago
    • joyce1979's Avatar

      With an ileostomy, I had to chew, chew, chew , and chew some more. This helps one digestion and elimination. After ileostomy reversal, things that are good for you---like lettuce, veggies, and fiber foods did not agree with me. Can eat them now but have to be careful as it can cause many tips to the bathroom. Still can't digest popcorn and pork no longer agrees with me. So the best bet is to do trial and error testing to see what your system can tolerate.

      over 3 years ago
    • kevin_ryan's Avatar

      I have not found any issues with foods or drinks giving me gas issues, but I think i am fortunate. I have stage IV colon / rectal cancer and have had a colostomy, so don't get to go to the bathroom like most normal people. I love to drink Coke, but limit myself to no more than one small can per day (sometimes nothing). I only eat cooked vegetables, but have not limited myself and still eat the same vegies as always (potatoes, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, peas and beans). My oncologist said that I should stay away from raw vegetables, so I have done that.

      over 3 years ago
    • jearlesred's Avatar

      I had a problem with eggplant and foods like pickles and saurekraut (strange, I know). Good luck to you!

      over 3 years ago
    • punker1976's Avatar

      spicy bbq sauce.

      over 3 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      With my ileostomy, I was advised to introduce raw fruits & vegetables slowly, so I was careful & they didn't really cause any problems with "oscar" or after. You must drink a lot, to keep from becoming dehydrated, and to move food along. Gatorade is good. I couldn't seem to manage pop/soda, so I quit drinking it, and don't really miss it at all, but I CAN have frozen cokes/slurpees without problem. No real problems with spicy before or after AS LONG as I don't overdo it...tacos for lunch & dinner is NOT a good idea, nor tacos/pizza, or more than 2 pieces of pizza....you get the idea. And you must chew, chew, chew! The one thing I have not seen mentioned on here is that with an ileostomy, small pieces of food can cause a blockage....I only had one once, and was able to unblock it myself, but it was an unpleasant couple of hours.

      over 3 years ago

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