How to Handle Vegetarian Gas

When I first started a vegetarian diet, I dealt with a lot of gas. For about 2-3 weeks, I was “fart girl” and I had to excuse myself at every turn. But, trouble doesn’t last always and my the gas stopped. Once you consider it, many vegetarian virgins are allowing our systems to heal from years of Friday nights at the rib shacks, steakhouses and Sunday afternoons at grandma’s house.

Here are some remedies that helped me out:

Charcoal Tablets

Charcoal tablets help to relieve gas caused by high fiber foods, especially beans and legumes. Also, they help to clear toxins from the body. Don’t overuse charcoal tablets because taking too much can cause constipation and loss of energy.


Papaya has natural digestive enzymes that break down proteins to eliminate gas.


Ginger is an herbal enzyme that treats upset stomach and prevents colon cancer. It is also used for colds, the flu, migraines, arthritis pain, and menstrual cramps.


Vegetarians Don’t Need to Put Dairy in Every Dish

I’ve noticed it’s a trend in the vegetarian community to put dairy on most meals to substitute for the loss of meat in the vegetarian diet. Dairy has vitamin D, vitamin B12, and calcium. It also has cholesterol, and for people who are lactose intolerant, it causes a lot of unnecessary bloating. Use dairy, but not for every meal, or even for most meals. It’s All About That Base A vegetarian lifestyle was intended to be a ‘living’ lifestyle, meaning most of your dishes should be plant-based and not dairy-based. Try plant-based sauces with ingredients like avocado, nuts & seeds, legumes, coconut, vegetables, herbs, and tofu.

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Walnut 'Bolognese' Spaghetti Sauce - Vegan & Gluten Free-

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