How can cashew nuts cause gas

Do cashews make you puffy?

Bloating occurs when gas that does not get into your system through belching or gas builds up in the stomach and intestines. It can feel like swelling or tightness in the abdomen, causing pain to be mild and dull, or severe and severe. Feeling full can be caused by stress, anxiety, smoking, gastrointestinal problems, or the foods you eat. Cashews can cause gas for some people for a variety of reasons.

Cashews could be a problem for some people. (Image: LeventKonuk / iStock / Getty Images)


Consumption of fatty foods is a common cause of gas and cashews, like all nuts, contain a lot of fat. Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center suggests that fat delays gastric emptying and can increase feelings of fullness, leading to a bloated feeling. A 1 ounce serving of dry roast cashews has 13.1 grams of total fat - 2.6 grams of saturated fat and 10 grams of unsaturated fat. Eatma nuts in moderation, ideally as a substitute for the saturated fats in meat, eggs and dairy products.


Ingesting too much fiber or adding fiber too quickly can lead to gas, gas, cramps, and diarrhea. Cashews aren't extremely high in fiber, but all nuts contain some fiber. So go easy on the cashews if you are already eating high-fiber foods. One serving of 18 cashew nuts contains 1.1 g of fiber. Fiber is important for the digestive process. So if you want to include more fiber in your diet, build slowly to reduce the risk of bloating and other abdominal pain.

Food allergies

One symptom of gas is abdominal pain, and abdominal pain can be a symptom of a food allergy. Nuts are one of the most common food allergens. Food allergies can be serious and, in extreme cases, trigger an allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) that, if not treated promptly, can lead to coma or death. Most food allergies are caused by certain proteins in clams, fish, eggs, peanuts, and nuts like cashews. In children, the foods most likely to cause allergic reactions are eggs, milk, wheat, peanuts, and nuts.

Food intolerance

Allergic to cashew nuts can cause a tiny amount of reactions, but instead many people have a food intolerance that allows them to ingest small amounts of the problematic food without reacting. Both of these can be confusing, but instead of triggering an immune system response, a food intolerance could just cause uncomfortable symptoms like gas, gas, and diarrhea. If you think you are intolerant to cashew nuts, try removing this from your diet for a while and see if it makes a difference in the amount of bloating you feel.