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    Default Removing Gas From Beans

    I'd like to add more beans to my diet -- I am vegetarian and am begining to get concerned about my protein intake. Any suggestions on how to cook them and remove the gas from them?

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    No Rawiya but if you come up with one please let me know. Beans are a fav. around here but the gas is a "bit of a problem" for some of us We're always saying that we cooked the ***** out of them. But in reality we never have.......

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    After you soak dried beans, you should dump the water and start fresh. Soaking, rather than the quicker method, is supposed to help. Also, I rinse them well after I drain the soak water.

    Th more fiber you add into your diet for a sustained time, the less problem you should have with gas. Your body will typically adjust, but it must be a fairly consistent addition- you can't eat abunch of beans for a week, then not again for a month, and expect the benefit. I know I really don't have a problem with thm and have been eating them once or twice a weeks for years.

    Also, I remember reading something about it in this link tha QuilterMom posted the other day- http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_F...bs.Spices.html

    Check out Annatto. I have no idea what it tastes like or where you would get it, but if you don't want to just buy Beano at the pharmacy, this might help.

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    Imagine two Very strict Veggies under one roof, yep, we have regular Tornado's in this house

    I would suggest blaming the dog, but our Dog is way more Windy than either of us two

    Seriously, it's the price you pay for eating more natural foods.
    I have had Beano and it's good, we don't have it in the UK but Fennel Herbal tea is very good at getting the gas out of "you" ( rather than the beans

    Another good one is papaya tablets, they do a similar trick, though the Fennel seems to er, um, kinda "deoderize" natures beany by-product

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    I agree with Kimberly, soaking the beans should help. I eat beans 3 or 4 times a week and I rarely have gas problems. I guess you're already eating nuts, peanut butter and the like. Do you eat diary? That's where I get the bulk of my protein.

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    I always soak mine. The saying we have around here is we have to soak the poops out of them!! Isn't that so gross!!

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    I soak mine too, and even change the water TWICE, they still give off a "gentle breeze"

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    I think I read somewhere as well as always cooking them in fresh water to add some vinegar (what else!) to the water when you boil them and this gets rid of the gas.

    Or it might have been a vinegar fuelled dream...

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    I use the following method to help resolve the gas problem from eating beans. As the beans cook I add a piece of aluminum foil, 2 - 3 inches wide, wadded up to about the size of a golf ball. My 2 prim & proper daughters-in-law were worried that my beans would cause them to be flatulant the next day. I assured them that since I had been using the aluminum foil in my beans that no one who had eaten my beans had ever said they had a problem with 'toots' the next day. As a matter of fact, a lot of people have called me asking what I do to my beans to remove or reduce the gas from my beans.

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    I was told to add a potato cut into small cubes when you cook the beans. This is supposed to take the 'gas' out of the beans. It's worth a try.
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    I soak mine in cold water for 24 hrs. I've never had any gas from them . But, if you eat a high fiber diet then you won't have that much trouble with the gas if you soak them for a day before you plan to cook them.

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    My mother in law (God rest her soul) always said you had to poke each bean with a pin to let the gas out of them....I still to this day don't know if she really did this or not, but she was always so serious when she said it.
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    add a tsp of baking soda to the water you are cooking the beans in.

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