Friday, February 17, 2006

Farting Vegans?

I found a great answer to the question of flatulence and vegan diets from VegWeb. It's far better than anything I can come up with.

I'll add to that, though, if you have a dietary allergy to something that you consume in large quantities, such as soy, it can cause gas. I have a bit of an allergy to soy, and if I eat too much of it, or if I have a lot of chocolate (this I don't understand, but it happens) then the gas is flying out of me in a big and potentially embarrassing way. I'm allergic to dairy too, and it used to do this to me even more so, but that is completely eliminated from my diet since becoming vegan.

So, figure out what in your diet is making you gassy, cut back on it, or eat your culprit food and try to avoid society for a few hours.

4 comments:

Chick Pea said...

i just had to laugh at the title.. why does the world farting just making me want to laugh. i feel like bart simpson

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this entry. It is getting quite embarrasing especially at work. At least that article you mention helps explain it. It also helps to know someone else has the same problem.

VeganDoc said...

You're welcome. And when all else fails, laugh and blame the fat guy in the room.

Kevin said...

Point to the only person around and say, "It was you."