2.Eliminate all categories from the diet for three or four days. Then add one food at a time back to the diet. Continue to include this food in the diet for three or four days. If the selection causes no problems, it may be kept in the diet. If it does, eliminate it and go on to the next food.
Sometimes the food may not have to be completely eliminated; smaller amounts may be tolerated. For example, many people complain that adding fiber to the diet causes gas. Yet, this problem seems to be reduced if the fiber isadded gradually over a period of several weeks. These procedures require time and persistence, but can be very effective in controlling an uncomfortable problem. Regardless of results, remember that rectal gas is not harmful to the body. Foods That Contribute to Gas ProductionLegumes: Especially dried beans and peas, baked beans, soy beans, lima beansMilk Products: Milk, ice cream, cheeseVegetables: Cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumbers, sauerkraut, kohlrabi, asparagusRoot Vegetables: Potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, radishes, onionsFruits: Prunes, apricots, apples, raisins, bananasCereals & Breads: Cereals, breads, pastries, and all foods containing wheat and wheat products. Check labelsFatty Foods: Pan-fried or deep-fried foods, fatty meats, rich cream sauces and gravies, pastries, and any high-fat food. Check labels.Liquids: Carbonated beverages, fizzy medicineSummaryGas means different things to different people. It may refer to belching, abdominal bloating, or rectal gas. For some it may be simply an embarrassment, while for others it can be quite uncomfortable. However, it is rarely a serious medical problem. Working with a physician, a person suffering from gas can usually find simple solutions to significantly reduce the problem. This packet was prepared for you by Dr. Aaron J. Burrows(303) 320-1111
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 3 pages?
- Fall '16
- Jeff Miller