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I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

zakappel | Sep 27, 201405:07 PM     52

I'm 27, and my while life I've heard people talk about how beans give you gas. (Think the campfire scene in blazing saddles.) They have never bothered me, and I've assumed it was cause I always had gas. Sometimes I would finish a meal and my stomach would feel bloated and gassy and uncomfortable, almost instantly. This week I did a no dairy, no alcohol, no gluten no meat diet to see how I felt. I was pretty much eating brown rice, quinoa, homemade hummus, sweet potatoes and veggies like carrots broccoli and celery. I felt fine most of the week, and then on Friday I went to hummus and pita co in Manhattan and had a bowl with rice, hummus, fried eggplant, chicken, tzatziki, olives and lettuce and tomato. Almost immediately felt bloated and gassy and I could feel the garlic on my breath. Does anyone else have a problem with garlic like this, or think they have another idea about what it is? The fried eggplant was pretty greasy, I'm wondering if that played a role. Also, does anyone have any vitamin shop type supplements that help? (Digestive enzymes.) Thanks all.

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