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Gas-Producing Foods and Drinks

The amount of gas that different foods cause varies from person to person. Examples of gas-producing foods are:

  • Peas, lentils, and beans of all kinds.
  • Vegetables, such as artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, peas, radishes, and raw potatoes.
  • Fruits, such as apricots, bananas, melons, peaches, pears, prunes, and raw apples.
  • Wheat and wheat bran.
  • Eggs.
  • Carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, beer, and red wine.
  • Fried and fatty foods.
  • Sugar and sugar substitutes.
  • Milk and other dairy products in people who have trouble digesting lactose, the main sugar found in milk.
  • Packaged foods that contain lactose, such as breads, cereal, and salad dressing.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised July 12, 2011

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