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I have been getting excessive gas after eating a regular green salad...feeling extremely bloated and uncomfortable. Is there a reason for this?

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replied February 22nd, 2010
General Q and A Answer A10194
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know whether there is any reason for the feeling of being bloated after consuming green salad.

Vegetables including beans, cabbage, cauliflower, green salad and others may be a little difficult for the alimentary system to digest. This doesn't mean that there is intolerance towards this food. Dietary fibers are not digested in the human alimentary canal, so they form the feces and are good for preventing constipation. During the processing of the vegetables listed above gas is produced, which is collected in the thick intestine causing a feeling of being bloated.

Given the data that you provided, it isn't likely that you are experiencing any medical condition. You may consider consuming these vegetables on a regular basis.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options in case you experience any other gastrointestinal symptom.

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