Whether people want to admit it or not, they fart at least 10 to 20 times a day. Farting may be uncomfortable for most people, especially when it happens in public, but when it’s smelly, it can be even worse. Farting occurs when there is a buildup of a variety of gases within the small intestines that need to be released, and despite how awkward it is, it’s a completely normal human condition. Farting, or flatulence, as it’s scientifically known, is a “rich community of bacteria that live throughout your body,” that is actually considered very healthy. Of course if the farting is terribly smelly or highly excessive, then this is a whole other story all together.
Interestingly, at least 99 percent of everyone’s flatulence doesn’t actually smell, but that other 1 percent that does stink is due to a number of varying factors.
If you want to know more about gas, here are 9 causes of farts and 9 possible cures.
Causes Of Farts:
1. Food High In Fiber
Eating food that’s high in fiber, despite the fact that fibrous food is actually good for your digestive system can take longer to break down, causing fermentation. And more often than not, these high-fiber foods also tend to smell due to the amount of sulfur they contain. All that rich fiber food has a natural sulfur compound that can actually smell like spoiled eggs, which also means that your gas will smell that way too, more so when eating vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, asparagus and bok choy.