What’s the big deal about gas, it’s only natural right?

My preschooler recently told me she no longer liked eating black-eyed peas (beans as we call it) because it makes her fart. Wait what?????? I had to do a double take and keep a straight face while trying to quickly decide what my response would be. You see, it took over three years and many tries (I stopped counting after the tenth try) for my daughter to start eating beans and I was not about to ruin everything we had accomplished so far by not thinking carefully about my response. Many of us have been faced with making a decision about certain foods because of the unpleasant experience of abdominal bloating and pain associated with gas and for my daughter, this was a big issue. But gas, is only natural so what’s all the fuss about? Continue reading