Nutritious and versatile, legumes are not for everyone. They can be difficult to break down in the gut and may cause digestive problems such as flatulence. If you want to add them to your diet, experiment to find which ones your body readily accepts. Photo: Shutterstock Nutritious and versatile, legumes are not for everyone. They can be difficult to break down in the gut and may cause digestive problems such as flatulence. If you want to add them to your diet, experiment to find which ones your body readily accepts. Photo: Shutterstock
Nutritious and versatile, legumes are not for everyone. They can be difficult to break down in the gut and may cause digestive problems such as flatulence. If you want to add them to your diet, experiment to find which ones your body readily accepts. Photo: Shutterstock

Why do beans cause gas? We clear the air about flatulence and legumes

  • Legumes are one of the most nutrient-dense foods around, but the way our bodies digest them causes bloating and flatulence in some people
  • The effect is less with some legumes than others, and soon passes, experts say. Their health benefits are undeniable so it may be time to reconsider eating them

Topic |   Wellness
Nutritious and versatile, legumes are not for everyone. They can be difficult to break down in the gut and may cause digestive problems such as flatulence. If you want to add them to your diet, experiment to find which ones your body readily accepts. Photo: Shutterstock Nutritious and versatile, legumes are not for everyone. They can be difficult to break down in the gut and may cause digestive problems such as flatulence. If you want to add them to your diet, experiment to find which ones your body readily accepts. Photo: Shutterstock
Nutritious and versatile, legumes are not for everyone. They can be difficult to break down in the gut and may cause digestive problems such as flatulence. If you want to add them to your diet, experiment to find which ones your body readily accepts. Photo: Shutterstock
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