Many people experience digestive system glitches when they start eating in a vegetarian style. One of the main reasons for this is the higher fibre intake - or more specifically, the increase in beans and legumes which increase gas production in your body. It’s important to introduce legumes slowly into your diet. This helps minimise these uncomfortable symptoms.
Start with a very small serve and gradually increase over a week or so. This will give your digestive system and gut bacteria time to adapt. Some legumes may be easier on your tummy than others, so see what works for you! Still can’t beat the bloat? You may have to switch to different vegetarian protein source e.g. tofu, dairy or eggs.