Monday, 29 May 2017

Farting: 7 Surprising And Spectacular Health Benefits

Fart with Confident

Although it brings embarrassment for you at public places, flatulence can, in fact, be a sign that you are eating healthy food.

According to health experts, passing air frequently is actually a sign of good health as passing air prevents bloating.

1. Reduces Bloating
If you’re feeling bloated after a big meal, unreleased gas may be one of the culprits at work.
For most people, Bloating is a feeling of bodily swelling and temporary weight gain that isn’t dangerous, but might make those new jeans fit a little tighter.
Some of it is caused by water retention, where your cells hang onto the extra water for one reason or another, but that feeling of fullness and discomfort in your belly?
That’s gas, waiting to escape. Letting it fly will instantly reduce your bloating and discomfort.

2. Good For Your Colon Health
You know how your mom told you when you were little not to “hold it?”
That piece of common wisdom should be taken seriously; holding in anything for extended periods of time isn’t good for your health.
While occasionally clenching to avoid an embarrassing tooth isn’t an issue, if you have other digestive issues, holding in your gas can potentially cause medical troubles for your colon, according to Women’s Health Mag.

3. An Excellent Early Warning System
Farts are one of those bodily functions that you just can’t escape.
While you may resent it some days, you might be grateful when you realize that your gas can occasionally predict major health issues early, giving you a sign to get to the doctor and have yourself evaluated.
Extreme smells, increasing gas frequency, and strange gas pains can alert you to conditions as mild as lactose intolerance, and as extreme as colon cancer.

4. Odor Is Good For You
Yes, you read that right, sniffing farts may actually be healthy for you.
It sounds weird but bears with us; studies have indicated that a compound we produce in small quantities in our gas, hydrogen sulfide, might actually protect us from later illness.
This gas is the “rotten egg” smell often present in the digestive gas and is toxic in large doses, but in small doses may stave off cell damage and prevent strokes and heart attacks down the line.

5. Help You Balance Your Diet
We all need a balanced diet to stay healthy, and your farts might help clue you into what foods your gut needs.
Different foods produce different kinds of gas, letting you know what you may be missing from your diet, or overindulging in.
For example, if you rarely pass gas, you probably need more fiber and foods like lentils, beans, and kale in your diet.
Eating too much red meat, meanwhile, can produce a deeply unpleasant smell later, which tells you that you may need to cut back your consumption.

6. Indicates Healthy, Happy Gut Bacteria
All right, here’s a slightly unpleasant truth: slimmer, healthier people often fart more.
In other words, the price you pay for better overall health might be a slightly stinkier digestive system.
That’s because the foods that feed your microbiome and encourage more efficient digestion are foods like cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts, according to NPR.
These leafy greens kick your gut bacteria into high gear, which means both better digestion, and more gases produced.

7. Huge Relief
Let’s face it; there is no better feeling than releasing a long-held fart.
Sure, the actual act of farting might be embarrassing if you’re caught by the wrong person, but the relief of passing gas is worth it.
Holding in the gas can make you grumpy, uncomfortable, and snappish; reasonably, releasing boosts your mood considerably!


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