Gas and Flatulence Prevention Diet

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Indications:    Excessive belching, abdominal bloating, or rectal gas Post-colonoscopy                     

 

Recommended Foods:

Citrus juices

Skim milk

Poultry

Lean meats

Steamed rice

Lettuce and tomato salad

Steamed spinach

 

Foods to Avoid:

All beans

Dairy products (cheese, ice cream, milk)

Cabbage, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, asparagus,                                  cucumbers

Potatoes, turnips

Prunes, apricots, apples, raisins, bananas

Wheat products (such as cereals, breads, and pastries)

Fatty foods

Carbonated beverages

 

Helpful Hints:

  • Try to reduce the number of times you swallow.
  • Avoid chewing gum, hard candy, cigarettes, and pipes
  • Avoid carbonated beverages
  • Eat slowly, sip fluids, and do not use straws
  • Do not try to make yourself belch

 

Gas and Flatulence Prevention Sample Menu

Breakfast

Coffee/tea

Orange juice

Rice cakes (2)

Melon

Nonfat milk

White toast

Jelly, jam, or margarine

 

Lunch

Skinless chicken breast

Steamed rice

Cooked carrots

Graham crackers

Cranberry juice

 

Dinner

Lean meat

Rice noodles

Steamed spinach

Lettuce and tomato salad

Margarine

Canned peaches

Sherbert

 

Snack

Orange

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Dr Scott Levenson and Dr Roger Kao may recommend special diets for your condition: