Hi all! I am finding that recipes containing oat powder give me flatulence. Do others have this experience as well?
I know that @J_Jeffrey_Bragg is going to tut-tut at me for eating uncooked oats, and I am almost certain that that is the issue. I read that the reason soy causes flatulence is that it contains certain carbohydrates which humans cannot digest, but which certain gut flora can digest, and that when the carbs hit our intestines the bacteria eat them, multiply, and produce all this gas. I am given to understand that uncooked oats contain carbohydrates which are in a form that humans cannot digest, which are made digestible by cooking. So it seems plausible that the story behind my oat-related flatulence is the same as the story with soy.