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Why do hard boiled eggs cause gas?

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Boiled eggs cause gas in people who may have an allergy or intolerance to eggs that causes the digestive effects. The fat in the egg yolk may also be a cause, according to the Mayo Clinic. Thoroughly boiling eggs may help prevent gas.

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If stomach cramps or diarrhea accompany gas, the affected person should see a doctor to confirm an allergy, says WebMD. The sulfur in the eggs does not cause gas, but it does cause the smell, according to Health Hype.

While gas is unavoidable, those suffering can take some measures to reduce its occurrence. Gas sufferers can take an anti-gas pill such as Beano before egg consumption, reports WebMD. Other foods that cause gas includes particularly fibrous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus.

Gas can also be a result of swallowing excess air. Eating slowly helps reduce the amount of air swallowed. Chewing gum and drinking through a draw also can cause the swallowing of extra air, according to the Mayo Clinic. If this air does not escape through burping, it results in gas. Excess air also causes hiccups, says WebMD.

Those who suffer from gas should also avoid carbonated beverages, as the bubbles cause excess air to travel through the digestive system.

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