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6 Foods to avoid so your farts won’t be so…smelly

Farting is part and parcel of life, and no matter how much we dislike them when they come out at the most inopportune times, they are necessary to our everyday life, unfortunately. It was said that a human body produces between 2 to 6 cups of flatulence every day, and they are produced by a combination of ‘swallowed air’ (eating too fast, talking too fast, chewing gum, drinking soft drinks, etc) and gas produced by the breaking down of sugars and starches within your digestive tract.

These gases needs to come out somewhere, or you’ll experience some discomfort, and they are usually expelled from the body by way of farting. So now that we’ve established that farts are an inescapable fact of life, what else can we do?

Well, we’d recommend practicing the ways to fart silently, which can be found in this article here, and also to avoid food that gives your farts a distinct odour.

So what contributes to the smell of your fat? Most of the gases in our farts are simple carbon dioxide, odourless and definitely safe for consumption by the general public, but if your fart tends to smell, it might be due to hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced by the breakdown of food high in sulfur content.

Here are 6 foods to avoid if you do not want others to keep a fair distance away from you wherever you go.

Have you ever felt that eating beans makes you go ‘toot-toot-toot’ like the train in the children’s show? That’s because it does, and to make it worse, it’s pretty high in sulfur content so you’d be assured to have plenty of odour to go along with your farts as well.

If you, like me, love to have onions in your subway sandwich, well, it might be a good idea of you to skip this if you have a long meeting right after lunch. Nothing is more embarrassing than farting in front of an entire room of executives; you’d be known as ‘the man who farts’ in the company’s gossip vine from then on.

Beef and Pork
These are high sulfite meats and when they’re finally broken down in your digestive system, you’re definitely guaranteed a long and smelly farting session later. If you’re a fan of them, practice moderation and try to switch to lower sulfur counterparts like fish and chicken.

Cabbage Family
The vegetables in the cabbage family such as broccoli, sprouts (tow gay), cauliflower and bok choy are high in sulfur, so switch to their lower sulfur content counterparts like avocado, eggplant, spinach and carrots from time to time. Carrots are supposedly good for your eyesight too!


Red Meat
These meats contains Menthanethiol, a compound which contributes greatly to the reeking stench of your farts and is found in blood and hence, red meat.

Dairy Products
Cheese and whole cow’s milk are also high in sulfur content and trust me, if you’re a fan of cheese grilled sandwiches, it might just be time for you to find another food to obsess over.

Last thing before we end off the article, remember to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as this will help you to regulate your bowel movement. Why is this important? Because if your bowels are not regulated, the gas sits in your colon exposed to this odour causing bacteria. And by then, no matter what you eat, everything comes out smelling equally bad.

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