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I have been experiencing gas when eating fruits and vegetables. What kinds of fruits and vegetables cause gas, and what can I do to reduce the gas?

Everyone reacts differently, but some vegetables like beans, and those in the cabbage family, can cause more gas for some people. You might want to note if some are particularly bothersome and begin with smaller amounts of those. Many people also get gas when they first start to eat more fruits and vegetables. We cannot digest the fiber in fruits and vegetables, but the bacteria in our intestine can, and they add to our gas when they do. The great news is that as your system gets accustomed to the fruits and vegetables, you will have less gas. So increase your fruits and vegetables slowly, say by adding one extra serving every few days, and your gas problem should disappear

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