Do eggs cause gas?


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Eggs are a gas-producing food. Some people are more sensitive to the effects of eggs than others.

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Gas, which is also called flatus, is produced in the stomach and intestines, as food is broken down and converted to energy for the body's use. Every person passes gas, although some people release flatus more frequently than others. The average person passes gas anywhere from six to 20 times a day. Expect that number to increase if a diet is heavy in eggs, or any other gas-producing food, which can include beans, dairy or anything that causes an allergic reaction in a person's digestive tract.

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