Thursday, February 12, 2009
What causes gas? Why Beano works...
Foods and gas
What foods does Beano® work on?
Beano® is not just for beans. It works on a whole variety of gassy foods, including many vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, legumes, grains, cereals, nuts, seeds, whole-grain breads and many other foods.
What causes gas?
The body does not digest and absorb some carbohydrates in the small intestine because of a shortage or absence of certain enzymes. This undigested food then passes from the small intestine to the large intestine where bacteria break down the food, producing gas. The most common symptoms of gas are flatulence, abdominal bloating and abdominal pain. In essence, the body lacks the enzymes needed to breakdown the carbohydrates found in some gassy foods like vegetables, legumes, grains, cereals, nuts, seeds and whole-grain breads. This is where Beano® steps in. Beano® contains a food enzyme from a natural source that works with your body's digestion to breakdown the complex sugars in gassy foods making them more digestible, thereby preventing gas before it even starts.