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Beans and Indigestion

  1. weavesandbraids profile image79
    weavesandbraidsposted 5 years ago

    Beans and Indigestion

    How do you avoid the Flatulence and Indigestion that comes from eating Beans? (the black eye variety)

  2. NMLady profile image61
    NMLadyposted 5 years ago

    Your gut has not developed the right digestive juices.  Eat just a bit of beans and work up to a whole helping.  Also, add some digestive pills or kefar or yoghurt to your diet regularly.

    1. weavesandbraids profile image79
      weavesandbraidsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I abhor yoghurt and I have no idea what kefar is. But I will try the digestive pills.
      Thanks

  3. feistyfood profile image60
    feistyfoodposted 5 years ago

    Soak them for at least 8 hours before cooking, changing the water once or twice. When you cook them add some fennel, cumin or ginger. This method helps reduce the flatulence greatly.

    1. NMLady profile image61
      NMLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh dear weave....you will NOT like kefar if you abhor yoghurt!!  Feist---I have not had much success with the soaking the herbs sound like they would work. 
      OH!  I have heard adding a touch of vinegar to the beans work but have never tried that.

 
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