I know there a billion posts about bloating and gas caused by raw veggies, but more specifically I am wondering:
Do "spring greens" like romaine, chard, mizuna, arugula, radicchio, mache and frisee bother anyone else? I eat salad daily and was using mostly iceberg before due to cost. I switched to the organic greens listed above, and I've had a horrible stomachache after eating them! It's not the usual bloated-from-eating-lots-of-veggies feel, it's worse.
Has this happened to anyone else? The rest of the salad ingredients are the same as always- cucumber, carrots, red peppers, sometimes nuts or avocado, sometimes tomato, then oil & balsamic vinegar. No broccoli, cauliflower, beans, sprouts, onions, or any other "gassy" veggies. I'm guessing the culprit has to be the lettuce. For breakfast I eat only fruit, and this does not happen- nor does it with cooked food.
I hate to switch back to iceberg because I know it has way less nutrients, and oddly enough, these same greens haven't bothered me in the past (but I usually mixed them with iceberg).
Help- I'm totally turned off on salad, which is bad because that is the bulk of my diet and my favorite food!!