10 Foods That Make You Fart

By Editorial Staff in Facts and DIY On 8th October 2015

Most People Pass Gas Between 13-21 Times Per Day!

Passing gas is your body's way of telling you that whatever you just ate wasn't handled well in the gut and is about to be released in the form ofwell, you know. Sure, it's embarrassing, but it's actually quite natural.

There are certain foods, like the diet staples listed here, that build up even more pressure in your gutand can make gas worse. But don't worry if some of your favorite healthy foods are on this list: everyone differs in their reactions to certain foods. So, monitor what you consume and then give the surrounding air the old sniff test a few hours later.

#1 Dairy Products

Dairy products like milkwhich, by the way, is the main ingredient in whey protein powderice cream, or cheese, contain loads of lactose, which, when consumed in excess amounts, can lead to the passing of gas.

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#2 Grains and Carbs

Picking up a nice slice of bread, bowl of pasta, or crunchy cracker made with ingredients like wheat, barley, and rye, could be to blame for gas. When your digestive system tries to break down these carbohydrates, it produces gas. Try gluten-free grains to reduce the output. (If you don't mind eating things that have no taste)

#3 Fruits

Green apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, and prunes are infamous for causing an increase in gas production. They contain sorbitol, which when ingested, can produce gas. Fruits also contain fiber, which when digested in the large intestine, can also produce gas.

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#4 Vegetables

Green vegetables (like green peas, asparagus, broccoli, and brussels sprouts, to name a few) are your worst offenders for causing very smelly gas. They're high in fiber, which is great for satiety, but tough to break down in the digestive system, leading to the build up of gas.

#5 Beans, Bean, The Magical Fruit. Make Your Butt Go Rooty Toot-Toot!

Yes, it turns out this old tale is truebeans do make you fart. This cheap legume is packed with protein and fiber, which is great for keeping your gut satisfied, but it's also difficult to digest and takes longer to break down, thus coming out the other end as stench. It's something to keep in mind the next time you're about to go on your next burrito binge a few hours before a hot date.

#6 Nuts (Cashews In Particular!)

A handful of nuts are a prime grab-and-go snack high in protein, healthy fat, and fiberall which ensure satiety. But once you get this good into the mouth and through the gut, the system doesn't digest it too easily, turning your intestines into a natural gas factory. Watch out for cashews in particular, which are among the biggest triggers of gas.

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#7 Sugar Free Candy and Sweets!

If you're tempted to grab sugar-free sweets, then you're waiting for a fart to happen. When you chew gum or suck on a hard candy, you swallow more air in the process, which directly causes you to produce more flatulenceor worse.

If you're looking to shrink down in size, you should skip the sugar-free road altogetherresearch shows it could damage the gut.

#8 High Fiber Foods!

Any food high in fiber can lead your body to create a malodorous cloud of gas. The process of digesting soluble fiber releases intestinal gas.

The more fiber you eat the more you have to use the toilet, because it washes and cleanses out your system. It's good for you, in small quantities.

#9 Condiments and Anything "Pickled"!

Skip any pickled or mild condiment to prevent the puff. These are core gas-producing foods. Plus, they're often loaded with sodium and contain zero protein. Other condiments that generate a gassy draft are jam, jelly, and salad dressings that are high in sugar, or completely sugar-free. These substances aren't properly processed in the body, and therefore can't break down successfully.

#10 Carbonated Drinks (Except Seltzer)

Another category of gas-producing goods that go down the hatch is carbonated beverages. With the exception of seltzer, these drinks are usually loaded with high fructose corn syrup, or, in the case of "diet" sodas, artificial sweetenersboth ingredients that should be permanently removed from your diet. These syrups and chemicals are harder to break down and could be the origin of your foul-smelling farts. Worse yet, they'll add layers to your midsection and increase your risk of diabetes.

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Fun (gross) fact: "The smell depends on what you eatfoods like cauliflower, beans, cabbage, eggs, and meat can make the smell stronger," Schapiro says. "The sound depends on the speed of the gas leaving your body, and how tight the sphincter muscles are."