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Old 02-06-2010, 04:05 AM   #1
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Does Beano really work?

Have you tried it? Does it work?

What gives you gas? Broccoli, apples, eggs?????

I avoid some foods for this reason!
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:43 AM   #2
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I used to use it when I was vegetarian, with limited results. I don't seem to need it now.

I would always add it to bean dishes, but it was hard to tell if it worked because with the large amount of vegetable waste I consumed, I was a danger to the ecosystem on a good day.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:50 AM   #3
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I give it to my family when I serve beans or a very onion-y, cabbage-y type meal and it works well. hth!
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Have you tried it? Does it work?

What gives you gas? Broccoli, apples, eggs?????

I avoid some foods for this reason!
I have a friend that swears a tsp of vinager WORKS best and is cheaper
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:03 AM   #5
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I have a friend that swears a tsp of vinager WORKS best and is cheaper
WOW - have never heard of this! hmmmm
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:15 AM   #6
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I read that beano will actually cause the carbs to affect you more especially if you eat things that have maltitol in them
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:37 AM   #7
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I'm like Lou. I hardly ever have gas anymore now that I'm on l/c. My dh sure can tell when I've been cheating.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:20 AM   #8
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Have you tried it? Does it work?

What gives you gas? Broccoli, apples, eggs?????

I avoid some foods for this reason!
Hi CnC…
Nothing gives me gas on low carb. Have not had gas since I started eating this way over 17 months ago...


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Old 02-06-2010, 09:23 AM   #9
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I don't really get gas either since starting LC except when I hit the SF candy

ETA - I didn't answer your question...lol. I've heard beano works but never tried it.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:45 AM   #10
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I can tell ya what did it to me once
I had a couple of Vodka gibsons, I was on low carb and I hadn't drank for 4 yrs . I was in a finals(we won) but I was shaking so bad from drinking coffee and soda I had a couple drinkes to calm down
About 3 hours later I passed gas so strong it actually SCARED me
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Mushrooms and cabbage always seem to do it to me... I just make sure everyone else in the house is eating the same thing
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I can tell ya what did it to me once
I had a couple of Vodka gibsons, I was on low carb and I hadn't drank for 4 yrs . I was in a finals(we won) but I was shaking so bad from drinking coffee and soda I had a couple drinkes to calm down
About 3 hours later I passed gas so strong it actually SCARED me
Sounds more like the kind of experience one would have on "Gas-x" which you take when you already have gas. Beano is taken before / during the eating of foods that tend to give lots of gas to prevent it from forming in the first place. and I would not think this is intended for the intentional overuse of sugar alcohols!!! lol!

I did take some the other day ... because that day I ate: brussel sprouts, celery, avocado, onion, cabbage and then on top of it had Linda Sue's Quesadilla Quiche with green onions in it ... by dinnertime, I realized that I had simply overdone it on the veggies and that the quiche and a side of sauteed cabbage might kill me .. so I took the beano just as I was sitting down to dinner and had no problem whatsoever.

Most days, I don't have any problem with gas - and don't need beano or anything else, since I am eating high fat/protein with the veggies - and not such a crazy amount and combination, lol!!

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I just figured it was from the alcohol sugar that did it and becasue my body was not expecting it
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If you use Beano, you need to count total carbs and NOT deduct either fiber or sugar alcohol.

The way it works is to provide an enzyme that allows you to digest fiber like regular carbs so they don't just sit there and ferment and cause gas, etc.

But if you low carb you probably don't WANT those carbs, right? I really think it's counterproductive to use it with a low carb WOE.

From their website (just in case you don't believe ravenrose! LOL)
How does Beano work?

Beano contains an enzyme from a natural source that works with your body's digestion. It breaks down the complex carbohydrates found in gassy foods into simpler, easily digestible sugars before they reach the colon, preventing gas before it starts.
If something gives you digestive trouble, you can either not eat it or grin and bear it. Sorry.

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Old 02-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #15
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I'm like Lou. I hardly ever have gas anymore now that I'm on l/c. My dh sure can tell when I've been cheating.
LOL Me too. Beano didn't work for me what worked was to not eat beans. I just couldn't tolerate them, or myself when I ate them.
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If you use Beano, you need to count total carbs and NOT deduct either fiber or sugar alcohol.

The way it works is to provide an enzyme that allows you to digest fiber like regular carbs so they don't just sit there and ferment and cause gas, etc.

But if you low carb you probably don't WANT those carbs, right? I really think it's counterproductive to use it with a low carb WOE.

From their website (just in case you don't believe ravenrose! LOL)
How does Beano work?

Beano contains an enzyme from a natural source that works with your body's digestion. It breaks down the complex carbohydrates found in gassy foods into simpler, easily digestible sugars before they reach the colon, preventing gas before it starts.
If something gives you digestive trouble, you can either not eat it or grin and bear it. Sorry.
Thank you so much Ravenrose!!!! I really appreciate the info!!!!! We do use it here - and I used it once recently ... what you've posted makes really good sense and is really good to know!!

Thank you Thank you!!!!!



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Thank you, Pauline. I didn't mean to jump on you, but it's better to know. I was surprised their website was so forthcoming. When I researched this several years ago, it was like pulling teeth to get them to admit this is how it works!
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:33 AM   #18
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What?!!! Beano has carbs? Is anything safe?

I can eat an apple and get gas...it's the sugar ......I love apples - besides the carb count (I'm closer to goal) it causes gas.....so I do avoid them....every once in a blue moon....but, I do love them.......
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:35 AM   #19
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When I am not LCing... I have to take Gas-X. Low carbing I never need anything, not gassy..!
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Thank you, Pauline. I didn't mean to jump on you, but it's better to know. I was surprised their website was so forthcoming. When I researched this several years ago, it was like pulling teeth to get them to admit this is how it works!
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What?!!! Beano has carbs? Is anything safe?
Nonetheless, it is awesome to know! I will still use it on occasion - like the night of the onion-y quiche, lol! when I just did not plan well! My carbs and fiber are always vegetables so it's not crazy crazy stuff. It could put me over my cclm (maintenance level carbs), but I wouldn't sweat it too much.

It is great to know though to help me decide when and if to take it! wtg Ravenrose on getting them to spill the beans
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Beano doesn't have carbs, per se, CurlsNCuffs, it is an enzyme that turns fiber, which you normally don't digest, into carbs.
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Beano doesn't have carbs, per se, CurlsNCuffs, it is an enzyme that turns fiber, which you normally don't digest, into carbs.
THANK YOU - now I get it!
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Ok .. and tonight I made a crustless quiche with carmelized onions ... woulda had cabbage with it and taken beano, but decided to have green beans instead and forgo the beano fiber carbs ... Though, I'm thinking I might not be thanking you later Ravenrose.

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so now it's all my fault, huh? LOL
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so now it's all my fault, huh? LOL
yep ...

No J/K .. Actually I didn't end up with a gas problem .. maybe it was esb? (extra-sensory beano)
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yep ...

No J/K .. Actually I didn't end up with a gas problem .. maybe it was esb? (extra-sensory beano)
That's a good one!

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