Farting, or “passing gas”, is a natural body occurrence. It’s a part of the digestive system doing its work, breaking down and processing your food.
This is a healthy thing; it means your digestive tract is working as it should. Either you’re burping or farting, helping to release the gas that builds up from carbohydrates, sugars, and fibrous vegetables.
It is normal to fart up to 20 times a day. Sometimes you might not even know you are releasing them, as they are quiet and normally odorless. If you are passing gas more than that, are bloated, have chest pains and your farts are smelly or loud, then you need to check out this list to see if it’s a food culprit or a gastrointestinal (GI) issue.
7. Gas-Producing Foods
Flatus is the medical term for fart; it is the result of your intestines not being able to break down or absorb some of the carbs, starches, and fibers of the “gas producers”. Eating gas-producing foods like beans, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and bran is actually healthier for you and helps decrease your cholesterol level, but it does create embarrassing effects.
6. Bacterial Gut Imbalance
You may need more prebiotics and probiotics to help your body break down and process your food by adding in good bacteria. Digestive enzymes are also helpful in breaking down carbs better and slow the extra gas buildup. Sometimes infections, medications, or diseases can interfere with the normal motility or cleansing wave of the intestines, which allows your processed food to move along to the colon to be eliminated. For some people, this delay in movement allows bacteria to grab hold and overgrow, causing more fermentation and gas.