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Do vegetables upset your stomach?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (25199points) September 23rd, 2010

People always warn me (usually in a joking manner) about eating foods like cabbage or broccoli or beans… always a comment about running to the bathroom or having gas. These foods have never, ever bothered my stomach… I could eat cabbage all day without a second thought. Why is it that particular veggies seem to bother so many people?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Not sure…Those people just use cabbage as an excuse to fart like a buffalo.poor,poor cabbage :(

BoBo1946's avatar

I’m sure at some point in my life, they have…but, as a rule, no. Plus, I love them.

JLeslie's avatar

Raw vegetables are difficult for me to digest in large quantities, I get blocked up. Gas and diarrhea are not the problem at all, I get constipated and get some gastrointestinal pain.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@JLeslie maybe that is what they mean? I just assume that when they say “run for the toilet”, it means the opposite. Maybe it is the opposite problem and I am just misunderstanding.

JLeslie's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie no, I think your first assumption is correct. If I eat cooked veggies I don’t have trouble, I think my tummy doesn’t break down the vegetables well, so when they are hard and raw it stops me up. I have the same trouble with nuts, especially almonds. I love almonds.

BoBo1946's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie i’ve had problems after visiting Subway. Almost never go there anymore. They have a history of ocoli. I’m talking about tomatoes, lettuce, etc., not the vegis that I love…green beans, broccoli, turnip greens, okra, etc.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@BoBo1946 I hate Subway, so you won’t get any arguments from me.

BoBo1946's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie once went there for weigh purposes, but after i got real sick once…no more.

deni's avatar

I went the first 20.5 years of my life being able to eat a head of broccoli in one sitting and feel awesome because 1. broccoli is awesome and 2. it is my favorite thing ever.

then i moved to colorado. maybe thats just a coincidence that the timing was exactly when i moved, but after that when i eat broccoli i literally almost die. last night i made the mistake of having some broccoli cheddar soup. 3 hours later i had heartburn, bloating, gas, nausea, and then later diarrhea. WHAT? yeah! its horrible. i cant eat broccoli now without 2 heartburn pills on hand, and even then i am usually too scared. it makes me really sad.

no other vegetables affect me though.

BoBo1946's avatar

@deni that is wild… maybe, that one time you got some ocoli “stuff!”

partyparty's avatar

No never. I make soup each and every day, from whatever vegetables I have purchased or left over from dinner the night before.
Perhaps if people don’t eat vegetables on a regular basis, then their stomach is unable to cope.

iammia's avatar

I love my veggies, but tent to eat Turnip and Cabbage in moderation, gives me awful embarrassing wind.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@partyparty someone else said that to me, about it being a problem for people that don’t eat many vegetables to begin with. Maybe that is really what it is about for most.

Trillian's avatar

Not really, per se, but looking at a beet makes me want to hurl. Does that count? ;-)

partyparty's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie I find if I haven’t eaten beef, pork or lamb for some time I will get stomach ache.
I’m not a vegetarian, but I do love my veggies, and eat more vegetables than meat.
I suppose it’s what your stomach gets used to.

BoBo1946's avatar

@iammia cabbage….more like a tornado!

kenmc's avatar

LOLNOPE! ;)

BoBo1946's avatar

@uberbatman ditto…....lazy! but, it’s nice to hear from you! Thank you!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Should I ask to move this to social?

BoBo1946's avatar

oh, my comment will be deleted…forgot.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t mind the conversation wandering, I was just hoping for actual answers before the fart jokes took over. I can ask to move it, though. :)

BoBo1946's avatar

Loll..got’cha… did you know the oldest joke recorded by man was a fart joke?

kenmc's avatar

btw, my above answer was an impression of luciellex3

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@BoBo1946 I just looked it up. How about that. lol.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Just cucumbers, they KILL me. I have had to take Percocet for the pain. The cucumbers seem to cause me cramp really really bad.

El_Cadejo's avatar

taking an opiate for stomach pain isnt exactly a good idea….

ucme's avatar

Yes, every time I see Stephen Hawking I feel sick to my stomach. That poor, sweet, unfortunate wee man :¬)

Austinlad's avatar

Only excess butter or seasoning, especially garlic.

BoBo1946's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie you never know what will come your way on the Fluther!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’m a vegan – gas is a part of my life – besides, it’s good when your body releases gas (mine, these days, doesn’t even smell) because it means it’s all working properly inside of you.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Alright, well that undoes the theory that it bothers people who don’t eat enough veggies. So I wonder why some people are bothered and some aren’t. Interesting.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie They need a reason to not eat veggies – yes, even if they’re advising you to not eat them, they’re only saying it to themselves.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir “mine, these days, doesn’t even smell” im callin bullshit on that one. I realize a healthier diet will reduce this, but you seriously cant say after eating a nice helping of beans your gas doesnt smell.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I would need a better reason than gas to live a broccoli-less life. :P

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@uberbatman Sometimes, my farts smell…sure…but it’s only when I have tacos with veggie meat – it’s a big more processed so it smells…when I eat beans…which I just did…they don’t smell..it is possible that I have lost all sense of smell or have high tolerance now because I fart so much.

El_Cadejo's avatar

”.it is possible that I have lost all sense of smell or have high tolerance now because I fart so much” Id say more like probable. No one thinks their own gas smells, but to others, it definitely does.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@uberbatman But, before in my life, I did smell my gas.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

LOL, @Simone_De_Beauvoir your honesty is beautiful.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie It’s just gas and farts and all, you know – we all do it – our home is free for that kind of stuff so if you ever want to come over and eat and pass gas, by all means.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Count me in.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Not at all. I love veggies!

BoBo1946's avatar

Glad you changed this to social Nef….on another question, someone has a “happy trigger finger” today!

YARNLADY's avatar

No me, unless I don’t chew them up enough. I also find that drinking a lot of water (one glass every hour) solves most digestive issues.

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