For as long as we know, farting has been deemed a socially unacceptable behavior. That has always baffled us since it’s a natural thing we can’t control. All over the world, farting is seen as a rude thing considered very much in the same regard as yelling or spitting. It is seen as a gross thing to do. If you’ve ever passed air in the company of others, we’re sure it’s pretty high up on your list of most embarrassing moments in your life.
However, it shouldn’t be like that. Passing air is a completely natural thing to do. Now, we know this is going to sound weird, but it’s actually great for our health as well. Continue reading below to learn why.
Great for Our Digestive System
When you fart, you’re essentially letting out excess gas from your colon. Holding in any natural reaction in your body is never a good idea no matter if it’s urine, bowel movements or gas. By not farting, you’ll let gas build up in your color and possibly cause trouble. This goes double for those suffering from digestive problems.
Instead of harming your digestive system, you should release the gas to feel better. Of course, don’t do it in front of others unless you want to embarrass yourself again.
It Indicates a Healthy Gut
According to experts, eating foods that cause gasses is the only way for gut microbes to get nutrients. If they didn’t get carbs on their menu, they wouldn’t be able to survive. In this way, farting indicates a healthy gut and bacteria composition.
If you’re wondering which foods support the healthy bacteria in our gut, it’s foods rich in fiber.
Farting Relieves Bloating
If you’re bloated for whatever reason, farting is one of the ways to relieve it. Being bloated is not a pleasant feeling and may lead to stomach aches as well. If you want to get rid of it for good, you need to let go of all the accumulated gas.
A Possible Health Alarm
Farting may be a sign of numerous health problems. Extreme odors, pain when farting or an increased frequency of farting may diagnose a potentially serious health problem. See? It isn’t all that bad. Sometimes, it may be a health alarm that will tell you something bad is going on in your body.
It Can Help with a Balanced Diet
Farting can be a simple indicator of the foods we need to eat or remove from our diet. For example, not enough fiber in our diet means less gasses. If the smell is very unpleasant after eating meat, it shows that we need to hold off on meat for a while.
It’s a simple natural indicator which can help with a balanced diet. Eat a balanced diet, and you’ll surely be healthier.
The Smell Can Help Detect Problems
OK, so this one’s probably a bit gross, but it doesn’t matter. The smell of your farts can actually indicate a potentially dangerous disease. When we pass gas, we release a bit of hydrogen sulfide, a chemical compound that experts consider beneficial for preventing various ailments.
Certain studies have also suggested that hydrogen sulfide can prevent cell damage and even stroke to a lesser degree.
As you can see, farting has its own fair share of benefits for our health. Just make sure not to pass it around us the next time…