When fiber-rich foods like beans give us occasional gas and bloating, it’s easy to blame the food, but the root cause is in our body’s ability to digest them—which can be improved with enzymes.
How do fiber-rich foods cause gas?
Within these foods, like beans, cabbage and broccoli, are loads of resistant starches and related polysaccharides that our guts have a tough time breaking down. If they remain undigested, the carbohydrates ferment, leading to uncomfortable gas and bloating.
How can enzymes help?
The reason why our bodies have trouble digesting these compounds is that we may not produce enough enzymes necessary to break them down into more easily digestible carbohydrates. Fortunately, the natural enzyme alpha-galactosidase is perfectly designed to break down these starches and polysaccharides found in legumes, grains and vegetables.
When supplementing with an alpha-galactosidase enzyme, as is found in BeanAssist, your body has the firepower it needs to digest beans, grains and vegetables, and prevent uncomfortable gas and bloating before it starts.*