Farting is often either funny or shameful, while in fact, it’s healthy.
Well, it’s not the most elegant way to assess or enhance your health, however, it can indicate that your digestive system is well-functioning and that you have a balanced level of gut bacteria.
If you’ve ever been shamed or made fun of by somebody else for passing gas, just tell them about the health benefits of flatulence.
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1- Reduces Bloating
Bloating can have various causes, including the consumption of some foods (bubblegum, beans…) and bubbly drinks, an excessive water intake, overeating, smoking, or other allergies and conditions.
It is generally a sign that food is not being digested properly by the body, which leads to a build-up of gas in your gut.
So when you fart, the gas is released as a natural process to make you more comfortable and keep your digestive system healthy.
2- Helps to Balance Your Diet
Your farts can actually help you determine whether you have a balanced diet or not.
Your body reacts to different foods in different ways. For example, when you eat plenty of red meat, your farts would be stinkier. And when you eat plenty of carbs, you would pass wind more often but with a more neutral smell.
It’s your body’s way of telling you that it’s time to change or enhance your diet.
3- Relieves Abdominal Pain
Holding your farts doesn’t only increase stomachaches but can also lead to abdominal pain, also called intestinal distension.
Eventually, letting your gas free will help relieve abdominal pain, which has a similar effect to tenderly massaging your stomach to make the gas move out of your digestive system.
So, just let it out.
4- Maintains Colon Health
Holding your farts or even trying to manipulate the way you release them can be harmful to your colon and may inflame your hemorrhoids.
People with colon issues are always told to never hold their farts because it would only worsen their condition.
You should just pass gas naturally whenever you need to in order to stay healthy.
5- Helps Determine Food Allergies
Farting can help you find out whether you have some specific food allergies, such as lactose intolerance and Coeliac disease.
This is possible due to passing plenty of extra gas right after consuming such foods.
In case it happened to you and you have doubts about a lurking allergy, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.
6- Smelling Your Farts is Healthy
While everyone runs away from other people’s smell of released gas, nobody admits the fact that they like the odor of their own farts.
This is probably because we intuitively know that it’s a good thing to smell our own farts.
In fact, during digestion, your intestines produce hydrogen sulfide, which can prevent mitochondrial damages to your body’s cells.
This can prevent you from getting arthritis, heart disease, and strokes.
7- It Feels Good
Flatulence is satisfying.
You cannot deny that enjoyable feeling you experience after farting, which is a good enough reason to do it proudly.
Moreover, holding a fart can only make you feel irritable, more uncomfortable, or increase your abdominal pain.
It is recommended to pass gas between 5 and 10 times per day, though most of the farts occur while sleeping.
Still Ashamed of Your too many Farts?
You may want to try the following solutions:
- Make sure that you have no health conditions that necessitate medical care.
- Eat slowly and mash your food properly in order to prevent swallowing extra air due to the rapid swallowing of food.
- Try to avoid artificial sweeteners and carbonated beverages.
- Exercise more.
Or, you can just be the human being you actually are and be thankful for having a healthy digestive system.
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