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raw broccoli and bloating?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by anti_clwntwn**, May 14, 2008.

  1. anyone experience bloating after eating raw broccoli? I started eating a lot more vegetables recently, and find that my stomach feels huge in the afternoon after eating. I searched and read that some people have trouble digesting some raw vegetables. I'm going to start boiling them tomorrow, but has anyone else had this problem? any other way to fix it? (ie digestive enzymes)
     
  2. finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    I've not had a problem personally. Just remember that veggies have a decent bit of water in them, too. That may cause a bit of bloat.
     
  3. brad_mn Blue Belt

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    I just get crazy gas from raw broccoli. Try steaming instead of boiling, may help.
     
  4. 6StingHero Green Belt

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    Raw broccoli is excellent to eat for training. Actually broccoli period is good for you.
     
  5. Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    too bad I absolutely hate the stuff
     
  6. finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    You don't have to like it. You just have to eat it.
     
  7. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    so true so true
     
  8. Country Gravy Orange Belt

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    QFT. If I stopped eating the things I didn't like my meal plans would consist of next to nothing lol
     
  9. Diomedes Black Belt

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    If the raw broccoli is giving you problems just steam it, don't boil.
     
  10. MikeMartial Black Belt

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    The sulforaphane found in cruciferous vegetables is usually the cause. Like Diomedes said, boiling is your best option; microwaving does the same.
     
  11. Vedic Purple Belt

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    One question. Did you just start eating this amount of it?
     
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    I find raw vegetables in general to be hard to digest. But the benefits far outweigh some slight discomfort.
     
  13. it's been about 2 weeks at this amount. My body should have adjusted by now, imo.
     
  14. Vedic Purple Belt

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    And how long did you go without a big amount of fiberous greens in your diet. 2-4 weeks is the bloating point I see sometimes for people just starting into that amount ala zone or paleo etc. What's the rest of the diet look like?
     
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    Nothing worse than broccoli ass except maybe cauliflower ass or both combined.

    I have actually driven my dog off the bed with a vegetable stealth attack.
     
  16. I ate my broc boiled today and feel much better, thanks for posting guys.
     
  17. joelsalter Amateur Fighter

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    Raw brocoli just gives me wicked gas
     

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