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    Power Bars=flatulence . . .why?

    OK, here's a humorous subject--farting! I've found that Power Bars make me do that, and I'm wondering what's in them that causes that. Anybody have any ideas? If it's something commonly found in all energy-type bars, I may be screwed for finding adequate on-ride fueling. After all, I don't want to offend those behind me. So I'm wondering if this is a common phenomenon, or am I just weird in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shari345
    OK, here's a humorous subject--farting! I've found that Power Bars make me do that, and I'm wondering what's in them that causes that. Anybody have any ideas? If it's something commonly found in all energy-type bars, I may be screwed for finding adequate on-ride fueling. After all, I don't want to offend those behind me. So I'm wondering if this is a common phenomenon, or am I just weird in that?

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    I dont know...I eat 2 for breakfast with a bottle of Coke everyday. No excess wind problems for me!!!
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    I have the same affliction, but with any carbohydrate it appears. Check the thread on "carb farts".

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    Farting or burping are signs that digestion isn't optimal. If you eat the bars when you aren't exercising, does it still happen?

    Anyway, I would suggest that you eat less more frequently. Give your stomach a chance to digest the smaller portion. Maybe a bite every 15 - 20 minutes?

    Nutrition is such a personal thing for everyone. But the farting is simple ...bad digestion.

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