Symptoms, conditions and causes

What do I do if I have salad bloating syndrome?

As you probably already know, 7-10 cups of vegetables per day is necessary for healthy nutrient levels in the body. Many people have a difficult time consuming this amount of vegetables.

There are four potential reasons why you might experience bloating when eating vegetables.

1. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) - SIBO is a situation where you have an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. This robs your body of nutrients and causes excess fiber fermentation, which leads to gas and bloating.

The best remedies for SIBO include:

• Avoid all plant-based foods (for up to two months)

• Go on a carnivorous diet

• Take betaine hydrochloride

• Use oregano oil

2. Leaky gut - This is a situation where you have holes in the lining of your gut. This leaks into your body and causes a lot of inflammation and irritation.

The best remedies for leaky gut include:

• Avoid lectins

• Nightshades

• Beans

• Legumes

• Grains

• Consume a moderate amount of pasture-raised meats

• Consume plenty of saturated fats (like lard)

3. Poor microbiome - A healthy gut contains trillions of bacteria that benefit the body. If you have too many microbes and not enough good microbes, this creates an imbalance in the gut. In turn, this can cause loads of fermentation and bloating when consuming vegetables.

The best remedies for a poor microbiome include:

• Non-dairy probiotics (take it with your salad)

4. Vegetable sensitivities - The last situation is where you have a sensitivity to certain vegetables. If you notice that your body doesn’t respond well to a particular vegetable, avoid it and try some others.

The best remedies for vegetable sensitivities include:

• Avoid vegetables that bloat you (broccoli and Brussels sprouts are common ones)

• Try vegetables like lettuce and cabbage

Last updated: Feb 26, 2024 16:09 PM