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Constipation and Bloating With a Plant Diet | Healthy Eating

Eating too many fruits and vegetables may cause problems in your gut.Eating too many fruits and vegetables may cause problems in your gut.

Following a plant-based diet means that you need to eliminate all meat, dairy and seafood from your diet. The foods you eat should have a plant-based origin, including your protein foods. This type of diet is generally low in fat and calories and relatively high in fiber. If you do not normally consume a lot of fiber, you need to give your body time to adjust to the increase in fiber. Drastically boosting your fiber intake by switching to a plant-based diet may lead to gastrointestinal upset.

Role of Fiber

Plant foods are naturally rich in fiber, which is an indigestible type of carbohydrate that is essential for normal digestion. Fiber does not provide calories and stays relatively intact in your digestive tract. Soluble fiber, from the soft inside parts of fruits and vegetables, oats and beans, attracts water. It forms a thick gel that slows digestion, allowing vitamins and minerals to absorb in your gut. Insoluble fiber, found in the skins of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, speeds up digestion. This type of fiber sweeps out your digestive tract and eliminates waste. A plant-based diet is high in both types of fiber to improve digestion, but when you consume too much, you may suffer from bloating and constipation.

Adverse Effects

Adding too much fiber to your diet too quickly interrupts the natural bacterial flora in your gut. These bacteria are essential to break down foods so that your body can utilize what it needs and excrete any waste. When you suddenly eat more plant foods, the bacteria are unable to break down the foods and your system backs up. Constipation often coincides with uncomfortable gas and bloating. In some cases, you may also suffer from diarrhea or have diarrhea after being constipated for an extended period of time. If you experience severe pain or are constipated for several days, seek the attention of a medical professional to rule out a more serious condition.

Recommended Daily Fiber

You need to consume 14 grams of fiber for every 1, 000 calories in your diet, the University of Colorado Extension reports. Following a 2, 000-calorie diet requires 28 grams of daily dietary fiber, although the average American only consumes approximately 14 grams of fiber for the entire day. A plant-based diet will probably cause you to consume more than your recommended amount. For example, eating two pieces of whole-grain bread piled with raw veggies and grilled tofu and enjoying a bowl of strawberries for dessert, provides approximately 12 grams of fiber in one meal. If you eat two additional similar meals and have whole fruit as a snack in between each meal, you may consume more than 40 grams of fiber for the entire day.

Source: healthyeating.sfgate.com


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Some of you asked me what my diet is like when I posted about my having trouble getting rid of my bloated tummy. I eat a lot of chicken and vegetables. I sometimes have rice but try to keep the proportions small. I usually drink water for drink but if I am craving something carbonated I drink the hansens diet sodas, they are all natural with no caffeine, sodium, sugar, or aspertame. Good stuff.
I try to snack on cereal when I get the munchies. Once in a while I get a chicken fajita pita from Jack in the box but I get it without chese or tomatoes or sauce.
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2007-07-12 13:33:39 by blooming_iris

I'm sorry, this may be gross.. The below post has got me thinking. For the past month or so, I've been suffering from severe bloating and gas at night time. Only change has really been my diet as I'm trying to get 4+ servings of vegetables in per day (previously 0 to 2 servings per day), and also starting the day with a high-fiber cereal. I've also been under a lot of stress since I was denied for a promotion about a month ago. Besides that, nothing much has changed in my routine. Yesterday, the gas is so painful that I couldn't lie down nor stand up.. I don't know what to do with myself when I'm in that much pain that I'm almost suicidal

Carbs cause me to bloat-

2002-12-26 12:45:53 by bloatybloatbloat

Yeah, I guess everyone has the same reaction to foods that you have right. You don't bloat from carbs so of course I don't or shouldn't.
What a freakin stupid thing to write. I_know_things yeah right only what you read in The Enquirer.
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