Certain foods are common causes of flatulence, and temporarily avoiding these foods can help you determine if they âre a problem for you. According to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, the following foods are likely to cause gassiness:
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*Dairy products, which contain sugar lactose that causes gas
*Fatty foods and carbonated drinks
*Additionally, artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol may also cause flatulence.
Food manufacturers have begun to develop products that promise to not cause flatulence. For instance, in 2006 a flatulence-free manteca bean was grown in the UK.
Sources: NutraIngredients.com January 4, 2008