Insoluble fiber from fruits like bananas, apples. pears, peaches all contain fructose sugar and produce gas during digestion.
A person's body only uses glucose so all sugars have to be converted to it for energy and normal body functions --these include lactose in dairy products, fructose in fruits, raffinose in beans and veggies and sorbitol in many foods. Sorry to say these all produce GAS to some extent.
There are alot of foods that cause intestinal gas because of the process of digestion and some researches think that producing gas is Inherited-- nothing some of us can do??
Foods like beans, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, onions, sweet potatoes are all know to produce gas.
The only starch that does not produce gas is rice because it is all absorbed in the small intestines.
I read a Mayo Clinic report that says a person accumulates 1 to 3 pints of GAS daily and passes gas 14 to 23 times daily.
I suggest you search on --- Controlling Intestinal Gas--- or just ---Intestinal Gas--
There are many sites to read about this condition!!
Last edited by Harry; 12-09-2006 at 09:05 AM.