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I am found of eating various dishes. But I have a gas problem, a little heavy food will create gas. So I need to be very conscious about my eating habit. So, which cares I should take while cooking food and selecting items to cook.
One thing I would like to say is I am Indian so I will prefer Indian dishes more.

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I'm sure you already know this, being Indian, but adding a small amount of Asafoetida, which is widely used in Indian cuisine, to your dishes will work wonders. It works as a digestive aid and will reduce flatulence.

Typical causes of flatulence are beans, lentils, onions, garlic, cauliflower and a few others. Acid is typically caused by high fat foods, such as dairy products. Also fruits with a high citrus content can cause problems. The one that always gets me is coffee, I love it but it hates me.

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Oh, I think its a good appreciation for me, but I only know which tablet to take when I had such problem. –  Himadri Jul 12 '10 at 4:58
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Really bad gas may be a sign of a food intolerance. You may wish to keep a food diary, and see if there's some pattern to the foods you're eating and the occurrence of the problem.

In my case, I also had more severe gasto-intestinal issues (cramping bad enough to go to the emergency room twice), and my doctor told me there was nothing wrong and it was stress, and I should get more exercise / drink more water / get more fiber ... of course, as it was a lactose problem, and I started eating cereal every morning, so I was really, really miserable for over a year before I figured it out on my own (after talking to someone with Celiac's)

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It varies from person to person, but the following types of food are known to cause gas:

Dairy - Although yogurt and aged cheeses are usually still OK if dairy generally gives you gas.

Fibrous, sulfurous vegetables - especially things like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and beans. (Not only does this cause gas - but the sulfur makes sure it has an extra foul oder).

Fruit sugars - form things like raisins, prunes, and apples.

Fatty foods.

Carbonated drinks.

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Usually starchy food. Starchy food gives gas, Fatty food gives distension, Proteinaceous food gives bad smell. That's in general.

But if you have a gas problem, you should really see a doctor.

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Yes I am thinking about that... –  Himadri Jul 12 '10 at 4:57
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For me, the instant heartburn in fresh bread and scrambled eggs. A fried egg sandwich on a croissant better come with a side of Tums and Xantac.

I find protein in general produces gas. If I eat an unbalanced meat meal (Like a Texan in a steakhouse) then I'm passing gas for the next 24 hours.

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