Low-carb diets, winter safety, high-fiber foods, and more
Give it time. While gas is normal and a sign of a healthy gastrointestinal tract, upping fiber can cause changes to your microbiome and bowel movements, which may ( sigh) give you more gas. But those changes are usually short-term. In general, people who regularly eat a high-fiber diet don’t have more gas than those who eat less. To reduce GI side effects, slowly increase how much fiber you eat each day. Another tip: Cook beans at home. Many gascausing agents get caught in the cooking liquid, so either rinse canned beans or use fresh water to rinse and boil dried beans. Over-the-counter supplements like Bean-o are OK options too.