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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Does Too Much Fiber Makes you Fart?

Having a well-balanced diet means eating a lot of vegetables and fiber. And eating a lot of fibrous foods can—let's be frank—make you a bit... gassy (hehehe) Am I right? Not only can it be pretty uncomfortable, but it can become a bit of a social hazard. Believe it or not, we know. No one wants a new nickname that rhymes with "party."

But never fear! According as what I have read, if you increase your fiber intake by only 1 to 3 grams of extra fiber a day (eventually building up to a total of 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day), your body will adjust to this new, good-for-you, high-fiber diet and produce less gas. In the meantime, you can always try paying a visit to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter relief.

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