What causes gas?
Alright...lets get right to the point. Gas forms when bacteria in your colon ferment carbohydrates that aren't digested in your small intestine. Unfortunately, healthy, high-fiber foods are often the worst offenders. Fiber has many health benefits, including keeping your digestive tract in good working order and regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels. But fiber can also lead to the formation of gas.
Here are some of the worst offenders:
Other causes of gas include swallowing too much air every time you eat or drink, eating too fast, chewing gum, and drinking through a straw. Excess gas may be a symptom of a more serious chronic condition such as diverticulitis, IBS, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. Excess gas and bloating may also be a symptom of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine from conditions such as diabetes. Food intolerance to dairy products and gluten may also cause gas and bloating. Artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol, found in some sugar-free foods, gums and candies can cause gas and diarrhea when they are consumed. Constipation may also make it difficult to pass gas, leading to bloating and discomfort.
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May the winds be calm. Ellie
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