Posted by rose-xl at 01/04/2013
This topic is a little bit embarrassing. I started my vegan diet 1 1/2 year ago with a hydro-colon-therapy. And I have had no problems with digestions.
A few weeks ago I recognized a lot of flatulence with bad smelling gas.
Can anybody give me hints how to avoid this?
Everyone has bad smelling gases at one time or other. It's said that beans and others could give you MORE gas than other foodstuff. I think the "solution" to this question is not in the gas but in our attitude toward our self and how we see our self.
It's easy to see that today (probably due to all the marketing hype we get) we are much too much concerned (unhealthily so!) about our looks and others' approval or rejection of us. We see ourselves as the outer 5 mm of our body as Eknath Easwaran put it. The more we "worry" about our exterior (relative to others' opinion of us) the less we realise who we really are or pay attention to our real self. While we don't want to disgust others with our gas, let's not be too concerned that such a small problem became an excuse for us to return to eating animals. Best regards.
Look to see if your diet has suddenly changed. This would be the most likely culprit.
I actually wrote a blog post about farts a while back (vegetariansupplementsguide.com/blog/why-we-fart). Vegetarians DO fart more than non-vegs because of certain chemicals in plant-based foods. But vegetarian farts usually don't stink like meat farts :)
If beans are the culprit behind your farts, then try this:
-Soak them longer
-Throw away the soaking water before cooking them