Stop Holding Your Farts In – Here Are 7 Surprising Health Benefits Of Passing Gas
Compulsive farters; good news! You guys don’t have to be embarrassed of your excessive farts because science has proven that farting is healthy!
Now farting is definitely not something to flaunt, it’s not sophisticated, it’s not pretty and it definitely doesn’t smell good but is indicative of a healthy, well-functioning digestive system and balanced level of gut bacteria.
According to thefartfacts.com, farts on average have the following composition:
• 9% nitrogen
• 21% hydrogen
• 9% carbon dioxide
• 7% methane
• 4% oxygen
• 1% hydrogen sulfide (this is what makes it smell)
Different self-declared health authorities have their own standards of a healthy number of farts per day; Medical Daily suggests people flatulate between five and 10 times a day, though thefartfacts.com has that number at 14. Most of our farts occur while we sleep. Beans, artichokes, dairy products, sweet potatoes, oats, nuts, soy, and wheat are the major food categories that cause flatulence and they are also high in carbohydrates.
In order to make faring stop, we would have to eat refined sugars only, and we all know that refined products are unhealthy.
Now, society would have us believe that women, being the fairer sex, the sophisticated house keepers and the mannered race, fart less than men but the matter of the fact is that women fart just as much as men. In fact, science says that women’s farts are more concentrated and thus they smell worse.
Okay so let’s leave these arguments about who farts how much and who should fart how much, and let’s just go ahead and see why all of a sudden, farting has been deemed healthy.
Farting reduces the tension in your gut by releasing some of the gas and thus reducing bloating. This will loosen your pants a little and make you feel better.
#2.It Helps to Balance Your Diet
The nature of your farts will help you determine whether or not you’ve been eating a balanced diet. You see, eating a lot of red meat will make your farts stinkier. On the other hands, if you eat a lot of carbohydrates, you will fart more but the farts will have sort of a neutral odor.