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What kinds of foods give you the winds ?

  1. Beans, peas, lentils

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  2. Cabbage

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Broccoli

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Whole grains

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Dairy products

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  6. Salad greens

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. Fresh fruits (apples, pears, etc)

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  8. Nothing makes me gassy.

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  9. Everything makes me gassy.

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  10. None of your business!!!

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
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  1. Dec 10, 2007 #1

    turbo

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    What kinds of foods give you "the winds"?

    Since Wolram is exploring the capture and use of human-produced methane :yuck: I thought it would be interesting to see what foods produce the most gas.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2007 #2

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    Just an opinion, but if any of those give you gas it probably means you're on the brink of death and it's a good time to write a will :wink:

    I only get gassy when I'm very sick, so I didn't vote for any of those.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2007 #3
    all of the above! PF smokers: beware of my company in small quarters.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2007 #4

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    Stuff made with high concentrations of dry beans (like the pot of beans baking in the oven right now) can make me gassy, but I'm pretty much bullet proof for most other foods. Even chili doesn't usually get me going. I've got a neighbor that loves apples, but if he eats any more than one, he is a danger to others.:yuck::eek:
     
  6. Dec 10, 2007 #5

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    Cabbage is worse thean beans for me. I love cabbage.

    And now you know why I live alone. :redface:
     
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  7. Dec 10, 2007 #6

    George Jones

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    Dahl, which we have semi-regularly, does it to me.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2007 #7

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    Ah, yes! The harmless-looking little lentil. My wife makes a hummus/dip from canned black beans, jalapenos, lemon juice, fresh garlic, onion, etc that is pretty deadly.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2007 #8
    Cabbage and broccoli. And I eat lots of Chinese food (with cabbage and broccoli).
     
  10. Dec 10, 2007 #9
    The only thing that gets me is KFC chicken, there is something bad in that stuff that just does very horrible things to a person. Luckily I don't have a hard time staying away from it as it is disgusting food anyway.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2007 #10

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    Gosh, don't we sound like a bunch of old fogeys talking about what makes us gassy! :rofl:

    Cabbage, definitely; broccoli to some extent (and I love broccoli too)...makes sense, they're related vegetables. Beans too, but only some, and only if I pig out on them (like when I made a 15 bean soup...yummy, but best consumed when you have no need to be around other people the day after).
     
  12. Dec 10, 2007 #11

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    You may have a sensitivity to MSG. That's one of the "secret herbs and spices" in the recipe. If you have similar problems with Lipton Onion Soup mix and stuff made with canned beef or chicken broths, that's about all the confirmation you need. All are very high in MSG, though it is hidden under aliases describing how the glutamates were produced; "autolyzed yeast", hydrolyzed vegetable protein", "modified food starch" and over 50 others, including the ubiquitous "natural flavors".
     
  13. Dec 10, 2007 #12

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    Could just be the amount of fat in it too.
    Umm..usually it's the onions that are the culprit in that. :wink:
    That would be more of a smoking gun.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2007 #13
    I voted for all of them, because I love to fart. Its funny.
     
  15. Dec 10, 2007 #14

    turbo

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    Hey, Cy! Pull my finger!
     
  16. Dec 10, 2007 #15

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    My worst offenders aren't on the list. They are:

    1) Beer
    2) Ice cream
    3) Soda

    There's no way you'll ever catch me getting wasted on a case of beer. More than two beers in a night will make me feel so bloated I think I'm going to rupture something, and then.... well, the next day's "winds" are usually so unpleasant I can barely stand to be around myself. Trust me, cyrus, it's only funny for the first four hours. :uhh:

    Cheaper ice creams contain a lot of air, which is mixed very thoroughly into the cream in order to achieve a nice fluffy texture. The downside is that you almost cannot avoid swallowing a large amount of this air, even if you let the ice cream completely melt in your mouth before swallowing. Denser, premium ice creams like Ben & Jerry's are less of a problem.

    Soda's pretty self-explanatory. What goes in must go out.

    - Warren
     
  17. Dec 10, 2007 #16
    Maybe for the first four hours. But during those four hours its still FUN-NAY!

    I always belch out soda fizz. Thats funny too.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2007 #17
    Ground or whole cumin seeds aids good digestion, reducing flatulence!
     
  19. Dec 10, 2007 #18

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    Ooh, sorry! I had room for only 10 choices and never got to the whipped/air rich stuff that we might eat. Obviously, carbonated beverages can be a problem, but (not so obviously) whipped-up light ice creams with lots of air can be deadly. That air is cold, low-volume, and evenly dispersed in the ice cream, but when it hits your gut, warms, expands, and collects in pockets... well the possibilities can be exciting. Maybe that's why eating deep-fried breaded ice cream after a bean-heavy dinner at a "Mexican" restaurant is not a real good idea.:bugeye:
     
  20. Dec 10, 2007 #19

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    Hmm...I've never had a problem with ice cream. Beer and soda just make me burp. I guess if you don't burp enough, it has to get out the other way.
     
  21. Dec 10, 2007 #20

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    After I started my first job out of college, I celebrated with some friends and some beer. The next day, I was first confronted with a novel question, the answer to which still eludes me: if I fart in my cubicle, can the person in the next cube smell it?

    Do the cubicle walls somehow act to contain the fart? Do the ceiling-mounted vents encourage the fart upwards, away from neighbors' noses? I may never know.

    I did learn one thing that day, though. That afternoon, I unleashed a suffocating demon of a fart into the closed-cell foam of my office chair. No more than ten seconds later, by some terrible coincidence, the incredibly cute HR girl who did my hiring paperwork showed up at my cubicle to introduce herself and welcome me to the company. All the while, the beast was slowly leaking out, sinking to the floor and filling the cubicle.

    I saw it: her nose crinkled. Her eyes narrowed slightly, and she withdrew her hand from mine. She looked at me for a second, steadily. Her face betrayed her thoughts: You're a disgusting animal, aren't you? Did you really just fart right in front of me? Good lord, what the hell did you eat? She cut the conversation a bit shorter than you'd expect and left me alone to ponder my abysmal luck.

    I never gathered the courage to explain to her that no, I hadn't farted in her presence; that it was just trapped in the cushion from a moment before she arrived. Something tells me that information wouldn't have done much to improve her opinion of me, anyway.

    - Warren
     
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