If you have an ostomy, or even if you have had sections of your bowel removed and do not have an ostomy, understanding these food characteristics may be helpful:
These foods are likely to produce gas:
Beer and other alcohol, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chewing gum, cucumber, dairy products, dried beans, eggs, hot drinks, lentils, melons, mushroom, nuts, onions, pop, radishes, strong flavoured cheese, sugar, sweet potatoes, turnips, and yeast.
May cause obstructions because they are hard to digest or are irritating to the gut:
Coconut, corn, crab, fibrous foods such as celery, fried foods, lobster, mushrooms, nuts, many vegetables used in Asian cooking, popcorn, raw vegetables, salads, shrimp, and string beans.
Change Stool Colour:
Beets, iron pills, licorice, red food colouring, red gelatine, red pop, and strawberries.
Beer, broccoli, cabbage, chocolate, coffee, cucumber, dried or string beans, figs, fried foods, fruit juices, greasy foods, green leafy vegetables, highly seasoned or spicy foods, iced beverages, onions, plums, potatoes, prunes, raisins, raw vegetables, rhubarb, spinach, tea, and whole grain wheat (bread etc.).
Cooked fruit, cooked vegetables, coffee, fresh fruit, hot tea, and increasing fluid intake.
Apple sauce, bananas, bran, cheese, cottage cheese, creamy peanut butter, marshmallows, noodles, nuts, oatmeal, potatoes, pretzels, Rice Krispies, saltine crackers, tapioca, white rice, whole wheat bread, yoghurt, and reducing fat consumption.
Asparagus, baked beans, cod liver oil, eggs, fish, garlic, onions, peanut butter, strong cheese, and some multi-vitamins.
Buttermilk, parsley, yogurt and juices made from cranberry, orange, or tomato.