Are you the kind that always clears the room whenever you let one rip in public? Does the smell of your own fart take even you aback? There is something you can do.
Sure, you’re only human and farting is a necessary bodily function but if there was a way to prevent your gaseous exchanges from being so smelly, wouldn’t you seize it?
Scientists have been working towards getting to the bottom of what makes farts smell. It was found that this might be because of what is called cysteine, a component found in meat, dairy and other types of protein.
Cysteine causes a seven-fold increase in the amount of hydrogen sulphide gas in your stomach. It’s this gas which makes your farts so anti-social.
It was found that starchy food can help combat it. So, in addition to cutting down your meat and dairy intake, you might want to start loading up on foods like potatoes, bananas, legumes and whole cereals.
Watch the video below for more information on what your farts say about your health.