Veganius irritated the gut – what vegetables should the sensitive stomach avoid?


I started as a vegetarian in 2016 and the terrible stomach pains started. Less than a year ago, I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel. I have now avoided a lot of foods that cause stomach upsets. Is it possible that an irritated bowel is due to my veganism and would giving up help it?

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Unfortunately, many sources of protein in the vegetarian diet quite often cause at least some degree of stomach upset.

Legumes in particular are such, and the sensitive stomach usually does not tolerate them even after a long period of acclimatization.

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In a vegetarian diet, it is important to combine different protein sources in a variety of ways, as plant protein sources almost invariably lack some essential amino acid.

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Amino acids are a structural component of proteins, and essential amino acids are those that the body cannot produce on its own. There are about a dozen of them.

Soy protein is versatile, as is hemp seed protein – they both contain all the essential amino acids.

If the stomach of a vegetarian cannot tolerate legumes, care should be taken to combine other sources of protein to obtain sufficient protein and a sufficiently diverse amino acid composition.

In addition to legumes, other causes of stomach symptoms include

  • cabbage plants,
  • onions,
  • olives,
  • watermelon.
  • Xylitol, sorbitol, maltitol, lactitol, mannitol, and isomalt cause some troublesome foal symptoms.
  • Caffeine can also cause symptoms, so the amount of coffee may need to be monitored.

Oats, which are considered very stomach-friendly, also cause some stomach swelling and pain for some.

Its suitability should also be tested if symptoms appear to persist despite limitations.

The symptom of food is very individual.

According to any restriction list, you should not compile a diet, but feel what is right for you and what is not.

The diet should be kept as varied as possible and unnecessary restrictions should be avoided to make the food nutritionally adequate and the eating enjoyable.

It is difficult to imagine veganism causing irritable bowel syndrome, but the symptoms have become apparent after switching to a vegan diet, as it uses more foods that cause symptoms in the sensitive stomach.

If it seems difficult to formulate a vegan diet without symptoms, some flexibility may help, such as adding dairy products (lactose-free if necessary) or fish to the diet.

In this case, it is quite easy to secure the supply of a sufficient amount and variety of protein.

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