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Posted by: Karma, Friday, December 21, 2012, 10:16pm
I've been eating a lot of cranberries lately. And I've been passing a lot of foul-smelling gas. :(

Is this a good thing (detox) or a bad thing?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:11pm; Reply: 1
as long as these have no additives, knock yourself out!
watch frequency values given for fruit, if they contain no added sugar or avoid oils

read ingredients in all you ingest
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 12:38am; Reply: 2
have you been eating the fruit or drinking the juice, ans what do you mean my a lot.

if you have been eating the fruit and getting gas and it's the only thing that has done this. then try the juice without the fibre. if yo get less gas then you have a fibre problem as opposed to a cranberry problem (perhaps). candida? small intestinal overgrowth.

do you use swami?

How come you know your blood type and not you rhesus status? perhaps you have guessed your blood type, may I respectfully suggest you get a test done if you have not already.

I have dealt with several people already that thought they were a different blood type than I actually typed then. some argued to the end, some vehemently until they were proved wrong by my test.
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 1:57am; Reply: 3
Are they fresh cranberries or dried? If dried, check for added nasties like sulphur dioxide, oils & sugar..
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:11am; Reply: 4
Too much of fiber if you ask me--

Posted by: Karma, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 3:07am; Reply: 5
These cranberries:

http://www.vitacost.com/eden-foods-organic-dried-cranberries-sweetened-with-apple-juice

They are dried. :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 4:05am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Karma

Quoted Text
North American ruby red cranberries are long valued as a health food.  Organically grown, infused with  organic apple juice concentrate, slowly dried and lightly misted with organic sunflower oil to prevent clumping.

According to this, the ingredients are cranberries, apple juice, and sunflower oil.  Check these against the ratings for your plan to verify whether they are fine for you.  If all are good for you, the foul is probably from detox, but may be from the gut flora adjusting to the cranberries, etc...
Posted by: aussielady582, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 4:15am; Reply: 7
I personally would go with pure unsweetened cranberry juice; just a little is beneficial (esp to some GT's).  I know when I was researching candida (before I did a intensive colon cleanse), dried fruits are not recommended as are too concentrated in sugars.  Dried fruits are also not recommended on the specific carb diet, low fodmaps diet.  I read recently that people generally in the west are relying too heavily on refined or simple carbs to keep blood sugar stable and gain energy from; people from years ago did not do this (they ate eggs, animal proteins and fats; nuts; vegetables) and our bodies not designed for large amounts of sugars, fruits.  Other sites talk about this too.  the gas may be from poor digestion or poor food combining choices - fruit after meals can ferment in the gut.  also, best to have most of daily fruit intake at start of breakfast meal I think, I do this now myself ie lemon juice, pineapple, passion fruit, paw paw, berries, I may have a little low sugar fruit ie grapefruit before lunch and then I try to make this do in terms of daily fruit intake.  We need mosly protein/fats/minerals, well this is how I am starting to think anyway. It also impacts sleep with there is dysbyosis in the gut going on at night; we can't see this, but it all lurks in our intestines and systems.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 1:20pm; Reply: 8
with fresh cranberries available, why not just eat them even and or make your own juice then you know exactly what's in it.
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 9:11pm; Reply: 9
The cranberry itself, not the juice, has a lot of very good properties. In fact it has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

My only concern with gas would be the oil potentially, but I assume it is a good thing in this case. Gas often is not the enemy.
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