Digestion: Painful Bubbles

The average fellow who occasionally complains "I've got gas on my stomach" may indeed be uncomfortable be cause gas is distending some part of his digestive tract. If he chews a few antacid tablets, he most likely will do himself no good, but neither will he do any harm. To guard against recurrences, he should avoid eating pulse vegetables such as navy or lima beans (as every high-altitude flyer and astronaut knows) and roughage foods such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts and celery. These two classes of foods, by different biochemical mechanisms, promote...

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