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I sometimes feel this. anyways looked it up and this is what i found... you guys experience the same thing?

Pain in the Stomach After Eating Fruit

The majority of people produce between 1 and 4 pt. of gas in the stomach each day. Most of that gas is expelled through burping or passing gas through the rectum, which occurs on average about 14 times a day, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, or NDDIC. Gas pains can be mildly uncomfortable or cause severe stomach pain.


Gas develops in the large and small intestines, the stomach and the esophagus. It is made up of odorless vapors that contain oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane. Bacteria in the large intestine causes the unpleasant odor associated with many forms of flatulence. According to the NDDIC, the gas itself is caused either by swallowing air or by undigested food in the colon as it breaks down.


The starches, sugar and fiber in fresh fruit do not break down when various enzymes in the small intestine are lacking. As the food passes to the large intestine, bacteria breaks these components down and creates the gas build up. About a third of the bacteria population also produces methane during this process that eventually passes through the rectum in the form of gas.


Many people experience stomach pain as the gas sits in the large intestine waiting to be expelled. The pain can be difficult to diagnose and often mimics symptoms of more serious conditions. The NDDIC notes that when the pain is primarily located on the right side of the body, it can be mistaken for gallstones or appendicitis; pain on the left side of the body can be confused with symptoms of a heart attack.

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Well today i did mango and Banana with water n blended to make a shake... but sometimes it just happens from drinking a banana smoothie with just banana and water

Well it was in the morning. less i eat sleep :p haha no. but yeah its been in the morning and the first thing i eat

hmmm this makes more sense for me

I believe you're referring to "melon belly". Being well hydrated before meals, eating slowly (mixing your food with saliva) and getting enough sleep is crucial.

Some people have totally eliminated this problem with chromium supplementation

I didn't have to supplement with chromium, I just had to keep eating raw food long term and now I rarely get melon belly unless I drink datorade way too fast

Another thing that can contribute, especially to the gas, is perhaps you have undigested food from yesterday in your system and the fruit runs into it and ferments. That's why it is advised to save the cooked/dense stuff for the evening if you're going to have it. If you think that's your problem you should finish eating earlier in the day which will also help with sleep.

edit- the only cooked food that really works for me is sweet potatoes

Try to eat only the fruits themselves. Fruit mixed with water and/or other fruits via smoothies and such concoctions always puts more strain on the digestive system than just the fruit in its plain, unaltered, and natural state.



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