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Why Farting Stinks And How To Stop It, That Is, If You Want To Stop It

Why Farting Stinks And How To Stop It, That Is, If You Want To Stop It


Josh Teal

Josh Teal

T'is the season and all, which means you've probably let go of some less than respectable brown haze in the past two days. Chocolate, sprouts, and beer are never gonna leave your farts smelling like Lynx Africa, let's be honest. It's forgivable.

But if you're one of those people who rip obscene gas on the reg and want to get rid of that clutch so that you can trump to your heart's content in any social situation, then you should eat some of the following that doesn't contain cysteine (a component found in meat, dairy and various protein products):

1) Potatoes

2) Bananas

3) Legumes

4) Cereals

5) Artichokes

6) Asparagus

7) Fructans

Yep, cysteine is what makes your farts unbearable by increasing hydrogen sulphide gas. But what fart isn't, and why do we act so shocked at the fact they smell? It's rectal gas. It's the odour of a turd. What are you expecting?

It's like when people walk into a recently-used bathroom and go, 'Oh, Jesus! Christ almighty. What's gone on in here? Who did this? Chuffing hell', as if they were anticipating anything else. We're talking about a room designated for humans to dispose of their bodily waste.

Anyhow, Chu Yao at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia found that starchy foods act as a resistant to hydrogen sulphide gas and is hoping to bring an end to these rear-ended monstrosities.

She explained: "This explains why bodybuilders who consume lots of protein powder are known to have smelly farts."

Have fun, guys.

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