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Gas producing foods and habits

Updated on July 29, 2011

Avoid gas producing foods

broccoli - gas producer
broccoli - gas producer

List of gas producing foods and habits


Gas is a common problem and when most complain about gas, they are either talking about belching or bloating or breaking wind. Frequent belching of air from the stomach, bloating of the abdomen after eating or frequent passing of gas from the rectum are commonly referred to as gas. Hope this list of gas producing foods and habits will help you make wise decisions for yourself.

It is infact funny or some people feel repulsive when people pass gas. So, it may be uncomfortable or inconvenient but it is a normal part of the digestive system. Gas is usually the result of certain habits or diet choices. There are 2 main causes for gas - a result of swallowed air or it is produced in the intestinal tract. Reclining after eating, inactivity or stress may cause gas.

Gas producing foods

  • Beans - baked beans, soy beans, lima beans
  • Peas
  • Milk, icecream, cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cabbage, radishes, onions, cauliflower
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Dietic candy
  • Carbonated pop, sodas and water, fizzy medicine
  • Some root vegetables like potatoes, turnips
  • Fruits such as Prunes, apples,apricots, raisins, bananas may cause gas as well

Another major gas producing food item is fatty foods like pan fried or deep fried foods, fatty meats, pastries.


Gas producing habits

  • Sucking hard candy
  • Chewing gum
  • Drinking from a straw
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Recling after eating


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    • prasadjain profile image

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 5 years ago from Tumkur

      A useful hub. but in India, cabbage and apple do not usually produce gas. Perhaps that may be due to The climate here.