Avoiding Gas-producing Foods
Certain vegetables, such as:
- Brussels sprouts
- Beans and other legumes—baked beans, garbanzo (chickpeas), kidney, lentil, lima, navy, pinto
- Certain sugars: raffinose, lactose, fructose, and sorbitol (found in many fruits, vegetables, and dairy products)
- Carbonated beverages
- Sugar substitutes, and sugar-free candies and gums
- Wheat and wheat bran
- Whole grains
Certain fruits, such as:
- Cantaloupe and other melons
- Raw apples
- Milk and other dairy products, including highly fermented cheese
- Undigestable fats such as Olestra (found in some potato chips)
EatRight.org - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov
Canadian Digestive Health Foundation http://www.cdhf.ca
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca
Gas in the Digestive Tract. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas. Updated January 2, 2013. Accessed May 8, 2014.
Gas-related complaints. Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal%5Fdisorders/symptoms%5Fof%5Fgi%5Fdisorders/gas-related%5Fcomplaints.html?qt=&sc=&alt=. Updated November 2013. Accessed May 8, 2014.
What I need to know about gas. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas%5Fez/. Updated July 31, 2013. Accessed May 8, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/08/2014 -