While farting is to say the least uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially when the farts come out when you least expect, the fact is everybody farts.
If you however discover that you have suddenly become stinkier, there is a chance that there are a number of culprits responsible. Here are seven reasons why you maybe farting more than usual.
You Drink Soft drinks regularly
Sipping carbonated beverages, chewing gum, and using a straw can cause air to become trapped in the colon. This can cause up to 50 percent of excessive farts. If you don’t want the gas to come out the bottom end, it’s gotta come out the top. So, if you can belch and release a few burps.
You’re Eating Too Many Sweets
The human body finds it difficult to digest faux sugars like sorbitol or zylitol (a sweet-maker found in many varieties of sugar-free gum), so they can sit in the gut and ferment.
Natural sugars have the ability to increase your farting too, especially fructose (fruit sugar), because some people lack the enzyme needed to break them down. Cutting back on your sigar intake will help ease your gas.
You Eat Lots Of Salads
Though salads are very healthy, cruciferous veggies like kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and anything that when eaten has the ability to produce sulphurous smell, has the ability to increase your farts.
These vegetables contain a carbohydrate that make them difficult to digest. While they hang out in your gut, they produce gas. Taking an enzyme tablet before meals can help limit this effect.
There is a connection between your gut and emotions. Both are connected by a network of nerves and neurotransmitters that scientists have dubbed your GI tract a “second brain.” As such, if your mind is troubled, you maybe wrecking havoc on your gut. Regularly practicing de-frazzling techniques like meditation can soothe both mind and body.
Stay Away From Dairy
You can develop Lactose intolerance (an inability to produce lactate, the enzyme that digests milk) as you age. As such, the fact that you have had no problem whatsoever with milk and ice cream in the past, doesn’t mean you should rule thus out.
Try eliminating all dairy for a few days. If you’re more comfortable, farting less and less stinky, you may need to rethink your relationship with dairy products.
You Just Had a Baby
Squeezing something the size of a watermelon out of your nethers can damage the muscles and nerves around the anus, turning you into a farting machine. One Swedish study found up to 25 percent of women had problems holding in their flatulence for up to five months after giving birth, especially after long labours.
Sadly, there is no way to stop this at present. If you’ve recently given birth and find yourself gassy, you’ll have to wait things out.
If you’re constipated, your poop is just sitting around in your intestines, where it releases fumes. It ia best to try out a diet that temporarily cuts out foods high in certain poorly-absorbed carbohydrates. After six to eight weeks, you can slowly reintroduce them to identify which ones cause symptoms.