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Old 12-27-2020, 11:09 PM   #21
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This is interesting, since many years ago soaking with a small amount of baking soda - an alkali - was touted as something that reduced the gas from beans. Didn't seem to do it, for me, though I really had no way of testing the difference, cooked with or without.
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:41 AM   #22
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Test it out. This will prove something.


Write down how many times a day you have flatulence.

Soak your beans with vinegar (any acid), cook, eat a cup of beans.
Continue writing down how many times a day you have flatulence.
Continue daily, soaking your beans with vinegar, cook, eat a cup of beans.
Continue writing down how many times a day you have flatulence.
Your flatulence will decrease.


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Do the same experiment but instead of soaking in vinegar, cook the beans with 1/2 tsp baking soda.
Your flatulence will decrease.


Why does everyone come up with a different answer?



It's not what we DO to the beans that matter. It's what we do to our bodies by eating beans that matters. Our bodies will adapt.



People that eat beans every day, don't have increased flatulence due to beans no matter how they are cooked. I eat beans not treated with vinegar or cooked with baking soda at least 5 days a week (home canned without anything added) and any increased flatulence is gone now because I'm consistent in eating them. (same with cabbage and greens)


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The main source of gas, though, is the normal bacterial fermentation in our colon of undigested sugars. Dairy products are a leading cause of excessive flatulence, due to poor digestion of the milk sugar lactose, though even people who are lactose tolerant may suffer from dairy. One of the most flatulent patients ever reported in the medical literature was effectively cured once dairy products were removed from his diet. The case, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records, involved a guy who, after consuming dairy, experienced “70 passages in one four-hour period.” Cutting the cheese, indeed.
Other poorly digested sugars include sorbitol and xylitol in sugar-free candies. The fizziness in soda is carbon dioxide, which gets absorbed by our gut, but the high fructose in the soda’s corn syrup may be another culprit. Cruciferous vegetables may also contribute (kale-force winds?). Some grains can do it—the word pumpernickel stems from Middle German and means, roughly, “goblin that breaks wind.”

My favorite thing he wrote was "kale-force winds".


Our bodies adapt to what we eat. If you aren't used to eating beans, you may not have the right microbes or enough of the right microbes in your gut to digest them completely and they instead ferment and produce gas. If you feed them (feed yourself) beans every day, the ones that digest all parts of the bean increase and you'll have less fermentation and therefore less gas. The bean eating microbes increase until you have enough to digest all the beans you consistently eat.
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:05 PM   #23
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Test it out. This will prove something...

Our bodies adapt to what we eat. If you aren't used to eating beans, you may not have the right microbes or enough of the right microbes in your gut to digest them completely and they instead ferment and produce gas. If you feed them (feed yourself) beans every day, the ones that digest all parts of the bean increase and you'll have less fermentation and therefore less gas. The bean eating microbes increase until you have enough to digest all the beans you consistently eat.
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As you consume high fiber foods such as beans and cabbage, even blueberries, the digestive system adapts. the micro critters in your gut change in that those responsible for digesting the soluble fiber have more of the food they want, and multiply accordingly.

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Kinda off topic but, I miss the OP, JustJoel. Enjoyed his postings.

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Kinda off topic but, I miss the OP, JustJoel. Enjoyed his postings.

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Kinda off topic but, I miss the OP, JustJoel. Enjoyed his postings.



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Hope he is ok. I kept up with him for a while. But then he just disappeared
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