10 Foods That Make You Fart
If you want to reduce your gas production, you should avoid these ten foods that make you fart. These foods promote farting because you can't digest them completely. When they reach your intestine in their undigested form, the bacteria in your intestine break them down and produce gas. The worst farting foods can vary from person to person, so if you're really concerned about stopping gas, you should keep a diary of what foods you eat and how much you fart.
- Beans. The famous "musical fruit" makes you fart because they contain the sugar raffinose. You can reduce beans' gassiness, while keeping their health beneifts, by soaking them overnight and draining them, then cooking with fresh water.
- Cruciferous vegetables. Cauliflower and broccoli contain the same type of sugar as beans. There's no way to reduce their gassiness if you eat them raw.
- Fruit. Fruits contain fructose, another sugar which can be difficult to digest.
- Dairy products. Dairy products contain lactose, or milk sugar. The majority of people are lactose intolerant, meaning they can't digest lactose properly and may develop gassiness, discomfort or stomach upset if they eat it. Eating lactose can make you fart if you are slightly lactose intolerant.
- High-fructose corn syrup. This is a common sweetener that sneaks its way into all kinds of processed foods. Since it contains high levels of fructose, it can make you fart.
- Whole grains.Fiber-rich foods are promoted as part of a healthy diet, but also contain indigestible carbohydrates that make you fart. If you want to increase the amount of fiber in your diet, do it slowly to give your system a chance to adjust, or else you'll experience lots of gassy discomfort.
- Sorbitol. Sorbitol found naturally in fruits, is also a common artificial sweetener in chewing gum and other sugar-free foods. It's hard to digest, making it low-calorie, but that also means it makes you fart.
- Gum. Chewing gum can make you fart because when you chew gum, you swallow air.
- Soda. Carbonated beverages like soda have a flatulent effect: when you put gas inside your body, it has to escape somewhere, either by burping or farting.
- Meat. Meat and other protein-rich foods don't directly make you fart, but they do increase the time it takes to digest your food, meaning bacteria have more time to produce gases in your intestines. It also produces sulfur, which makes your farts smell worse.