It’s nothing to be shy about but everyone gets gas once in a while. Gas is caused by swallowing air and the breakdown of food in your digestive tract. As is the case with many health focused diets, some individuals may experience passing gas more regularly when they are on the CSN diet.
Is Passing Gas Healthy?
Generally, the majority of people pass gas at least 14 times per day. Some pass more gas than others, which may be uncomfortable or embarrassing. But gas itself is not cause for alarm. It is normal, even healthy, and not essentially bad.
However, it could be a sign of a digestive issue or incorrect diet. One of the easiest adjustments for gas related issues is making sure you’re getting a good balance of protein and plants, like fruits, vegetables, and grains, in your daily diet. The aforementioned foods are all included in our diet plans, but may cause gas in some individuals who have changed their diet.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are among the staples of good nutrition. When you have recently supercharged your diet, you may experience the disagreeable side effect of excessive gas.
Here are just a few foods included in the CSN diet plan that can give way to a “gassy” experience.
Meat and Other Proteins
Even though increasing your protein by eating more meat does not cause increase passing gas, it may exacerbate the smell. There is some circumstantial proof that protein powder supplements increase flatulence. There has been the argument that it is caused by nonprotein components added to these substances.
CSN puts a lot of emphasis in eating fresh vegetables. However, vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, and cauliflower are infamous for causing gas. However, these are very healthy foods, so you may want to think twice when removing them from your diet.
There are fruits like apples, peaches, pears, and prunes, that contain sorbitol which the body may battle to digest. Many fruits also have soluble fibre, which is a type of fibre that dissolves in water. Sorbitol and soluble fibre also has to pass through the large intestines. Here the bacterium in your digestive tract breaks them down to create hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane gas. So in short, you may feel an increase in passing gas when you take in more fruit than usual.
Some Tips To Help Ease Gas
When starting off on a new diet, you may feel uncomfortable with the increase of gas. Here are some useful tips to help ease the experience.
- Gradually start consuming more fibre. Don’t just take in a whole lot at once.
- Start with small portions of foods that can cause gas.
- Drink more water. Drinking more water will help decrease the effects of both intestinal gas and constipation.
CSN diet can provide you with a healthy diet with multiple benefits. However passing too much gas can be a problem. By following these tips to curb it, you can eat healthy, high-fiber foods without worrying about gas. If you are experiencing any other problems, you are welcome to get in touch with a CSN consultant for further advise.