If You Are Farting More Than Usual, These Foods May Be Responsible

Farting has a number of beneficial reasons but smelly and stinky farts can make the people around you feel uncomfortable, especially when it is frequent. Here are five foods that could be making you pass gas more than you usually do.

  • Garlic
    Garlic is yet another food that is high in FODMAP or contains a number of carbohydrates that cause gastrointestinal problems. In addition, research shows that garlic allergies or intolerance to other compounds found in the food is quite common, and this makes it another one of the many foods that cause gas and bloated stomach.


  • Snow peas
    The snap of a snow pea is refreshing, but it can leave your belly feeling dull and gassy. Snow peas contain galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), which are a chain of sugars that are hard to digest and end up serving as a source of food for your gut bacteria, a cause of bloating.
    Snow peas also contain fructans and are high in polyols, which are often only partially absorbed by the body, which can also cause belly problems and increase the frequency of your Farting.
  • Plums
    Plums are packed with polyols, which are also referred to as sugar alcohols because of their structure (they look like both sugar and alcohol) and because they are fermented by gut bacteria, which leads to stomach problems like bloating and increased farting.
  • Apples
    Apples can trigger more Farting in people who suffer from fructose malabsorption. This occurs when the natural sugar is unable to be absorbed by the body. Fructose malabsorption leads to bloating, diarrhoea, and other digestive issues.
  • Onions
    Like other foods that cause gas, onions contain a natural sugar called fructose. This sugar contributes to gas and increased farting when bacteria in the intestines break it down. Onions are also considered high FODMAP foods, meaning they contain types of carbohydrates that cause gastrointestinal problems such as bloating.


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