Do you have deadly farts that can strip the paint off a brand new car? Well, it might have to do with your diet. Thanks to science we now know what foods to eat in order to make your putrid butt burps not as rotten.
New Scientist explains how farts are made:
Farts are mostly composed of odorless gasses. There is oxygen and nitrogen from swallowed air, while hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide are produced when bacteria in the large intestine ferment the carbohydrates we eat.
The distinctive rotten-egg whiff is caused by traces of hydrogen sulphide, which gut bacteria are known to produce from protein. In addition to causing red-face moments, this gas can exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease and increase the risk of bowel cancer.
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So exactly how do you curtail your fetid fecal fumes? You could cut down on your proteins. Foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy are packed with cysteine, which is a major sulphur-containing component. Those who had a diet rich in these foods had seven-times more hydrogen sulphide emissions from gut bacteria.
“This explains why bodybuilders who consume lots of protein powder are known to have smelly farts,” says Chu Yao at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
However, you could also combine your proteins with certain carbohydrates that will substantially decline hydrogen sulphide production, thus make your thunder from down under much less rancid.
Foods That Will Make Your Farts Less Lethal
These carbs reduced hydrogen sulphide production by about 75%.
So there you have it, you now know what to eat so you’re not so insane in the methane.
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