There aren’t many more awkward conversations than farting. Most people are very embarrassed by this natural process and often inform the people around about the bad smell. However, farting is a completely normal and healthy process and nothing to be ashamed of. Furthermore, farting can provide valuable information about the things going on in our body. Here are 7 good reasons why you shouldn’t be ashamed of breaking wind:
- The first warning
Whatever you do, you can never completely get rid of the gasses, which is good as they can tell a lot about our health. Gasses are an early sign of numerous health problems. Their smell and increased duration can be signs of various disorders, so if you’re gassy all the time you need to visit your doctor immediately.
- Reduces bloating
Bloating is a condition which occurs when we overeat. When the stomach starts digesting a big amount of food at the same time, it stores excess water in the tissues while your bowels produce more gasses. Releasing this gasses will help you feel better and reduce the bloating which occurred after a big meal.
- The smell is actually a good thing
Several studies have suggested that smelling your own farts is actually a good thing, as they contain compounds which can prevent numerous diseases. The rotten smell occurs due to the presence of hydrogen sulfide, which can be toxic in bigger amounts, but beneficial for your heart in smaller doses.
- It can help you determine your nutritional needs
Did you know that farts can tell you what you’re missing from your diet? The type of gasses released is different from food to food, so either you’re eating too much or too little of something. If you rarely break wind, you’re probably lacking fiber, so you should eat more cereal, lentils and green vegetables. Consuming too much red meat can make your farts smell really bad and it’s a sign to stop eating steaks and hamburgers.
- Gasses are a sign of beneficial bacteria
Thin people break wind more often than fat people and are happier as well. Eating a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables rich in fiber will stimulate digestion and make you fart more often due to the work of the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
- Gasses are healthy for your bowels
Keeping gasses in is not healthy and may even be painful. Not farting will also result in painful abdominal cramps, so go on and let them out.
- It just feels good!
There aren’t many things that feel better than breaking wind. Maybe you’ll be a little ashamed, but keeping the gasses in is definitely not healthy for you. Just let the gasses out and don’t worry about it!