4 surprising side-effects of eating beans

Beans is a well-established item in the average diet. You can’t list three South African staple foods without mentioning beans.

Obviously it is popular, well consumed and possesses quite a number of advantages. But that’s not all there is to know about it.
Beans can also be disadvantageous in some ways. Here are 4 of its side effects:

1. Gas
This one is pretty obvious and well publicised. Eating beans increases the regularity of your farts. Beans contain sugars and fibre that your body may struggle to digest. When these sugars meet up with the bacteria in your large intestines, gas is produced and that comes out as fart.

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You may also experience some abdominal discomfort especially when you eat too much. One way to counter this is to drink more water and stay active when you eat beans so that your stomach can quickly process the fiber the meal contains.

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