The average person farts about 10-20 times a day, farting has surprising health benefits as well as surprising misconceptions. They only smell about 10 percent of the time, eating foods that create gas can make them smell more. You don’t mind your odorous farts because you grow used to the smell over time and smelling them, due to the high sulfur content, can have health benefits because it protects mitochondrial damage. You can’t hold one in, it will slowly leak out anyways. Finally, if you aren’t farting enough, it’s a sign there is not enough fiber in your diet, you need to eat more.
- Your own farts don’t smell to you. But trust me they stink.
- If you do not fart often it is a sign that you need more fiber.
- The term silent but deadly is not true. A fart can not kill you. But keeping them in will sure hurt.
“Toots. Flatulence. Cutting the cheese. Throughout history, we’ve certainly come up with more than a handful of ways to talk about farting. If you’ve been feeling shy about letting one rip, here’s what you need to know about farts and why they benefit your health.”