I love to eat beans but they make me fart like a rotting corpse. How can I make this not happen?
I never had a problem with legumes until very recently. I made a lentil dish last week and I was just fine. I made it again this week, and my intestines exploded. I have no idea what happened. It was the exact same dish.
Lentils are the worst offender for me. I love them but they're banned in my house for the deathfarts they cause.
You can use canned legumes instead of cooking fresh to reduce flatulence. Canned legumes contain significantly fewer quantities of the offending fibers, which are water-soluble oligosaccharides, because they leech into the water over weeks or months, rather than just hours as would be the case when cooking them yourself.
If you insist on cooking them yourself, you should boil them first, then let them soak, then boil them again. The initial boiling kills the legumes and destroys the cell walls, which greatly enhances the migration of the fibers out of the legume into the surrounding water.
It is also true that people can adapt to their diets over time, but this is not true for everybody to the same extent. All legumes contain significant quantities of raffinose, stachyose, verbascose, other galactooligosaccharides and/or fructooligosacchides, and these are carbohydrates that are barely, if at all, absorbed by humans.
This will never change and cannot be trained. However, as these gases are produced more regularly, gas-consuming microbiota of the gut can grow in quantity, which means that they will, over time, consume these gases with greater efficiency, thereby reducing bloating and the volume of gas expelled. This is only true if you have a healthy, balanced gut flora.
I've been a vegetarian for three years now and in order to keep a balanced diet, I eat beans regularly. No matter haw many beans I eat, the gas still kills. OP, this may be something you just have to learn to live with.
It's the gut microbes breaking down the sugar that causes the gas. Our bodies cannot break down the sugar. Some beans are gassier than others, and well done beans are less gassy than under-cooked beans. And older beans are less gassy than fresh beans. Rinsing cooked beans also reduces the gas.
>I've done that and I still feel like i'm going to die.
low fodmap diet. Read up. You have gut flora imbalance that seems to go more crazy with galactans. See if you can consume the other kind of flora. If money is no object then eat beano with your meals.
Goto your local asain supermarket and get some asafoetida (hing). It helps with flatulence, just add it to a dish like you would any other powdered spice.