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5 Foods to Avoid on a Date

As a married woman, I have become somewhat accustomed to the fact that my digestive tract and my husband’s digestive tract have their moments of ‘not so perfect’ etiquette.  It is, after all, human to pass gas.  And, as a result, I’ve become perfectly accepting of those less than lady-like or gentlemanly-like moments on a whole.

That said, whether you are married or single, going on a date should be special.  You want to look your best and feel your best.  You may have a favorite outfit you like to wear.  You may like to exercise that day to ensure you look a little extra ‘buff’.  You may even head to your nail or hair salon for a little extra primping.  But what about your insides?  How do you get them prepared for a special, romantic evening?  It isn’t as easy, is it?  For instance, if I eat certain things, I can end up feeling like a sausage: stuffed…gassy…bloated.  This doesn’t always manifest itself in the best of ways and can quickly become an uncomfortable and awkward situation, both physically and aromatically.

Needless to say, if you are trying to have a romantic evening, this can really kill the mood.  So, what can you do?  You can avoid some of the more gassy foods and stick to those that will keep you smelling like a rose.  Lean proteins and fats tend to be the least gas producing, while foods that are high in carbohydrates, fiber and sugar tend to be the worst culprits.  Specifically, here is a list of those foods you might want to avoid while having a romantic interlude:

  1. Starchy foods: Pasta, potatoes, corn and wheat
  2. Dairy products: Milk, cheese and ice cream
  3. Veggies: Cabbage, spinach, broccoli, onions, artichokes and asparagus
  4. Fiber-Rich Foods: Whole grains, fruits, beans and peas
  5. Fruits: Apples, pears or peaches

As you can see, a lot of healthier foods, ironically, can cause extra gas in your system.  Unfortunately, some foods cause more gas in certain individuals than others.  Apparently, as I have now discovered, spinach does a number on me.  If you find that there are certain foods in particular that cause your digestive tract to go into a tail tizzy, you might want to eat those foods in smaller portions.

Do you have a ‘spinach’ in your life?

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