Smelly gas - Smelly flatulence - Smelly farts

What causes smelly farts? What kind of diet - foods cause smelly flatulence?

Smelly gas, Smelly flatulence or smelly farts are embarrassing. Production of gas is a natural side effect of the normal digestion process and everyone farts to release that gas. That's normal. When that gas stinks, it's time to think change in your diet.

You may be eating unhealthy foods or overeating or eating foods that cause smelly farts.

Excess gas production can cause stomach bloating, stomach pain, physical discomfort to the patient.

However, when the gas gets smelly, it is socially embarrassing too in addition to causing distress to the person farting.

If foul smelling gas is released in close confined places such as a lift or a car, it can be felt more strongly by everyone in that location.

Your social life can get a hit either because you do not want to go into public or because people avoid inviting you or spending time with you.

Social isolation can cause other physical and mental health problems.

Smelly flatulence is the result of foul gas produced during the digestive process. Not all foods produce deadly odor.

Why does stomach gas get smelly?

The stomach gas gets smelly because of the presence of hydrogen sulfide. This gas containing sulfur is produced during the digestion of certain foods.

Some foods produce more hydrogen sulfide during the digestive process. If these foods are a part of your diet in excess, the gas you produce may be smelly.

At other times, when you are not consuming these stinking gas producing foods, there may not be any smell at all even when you fart.

Causes of smelly flatulence

Poor digestive system

If you are suffering from chronic constipation that may cause smelly flatulence.

Chronic or severe indigestion.

Unclean colon, bacteria buildup in colon

Wrong kinds of foods

Some prescribed medicines

Habit of eating Processed foods

Does your diet matter? What foods produce gas that smells and cause smelly farts?

Vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians may produce gas during the normal digestive process.

However generally, those who follow vegetarian diet produce less foul gas.

Those who eat meat a lot may produce more foul gas. Vegetarians may produce more gas depending on the foods that they include it their meals.

However, it may not have the deadly odor to make one feel disgusted.

Some high fiber vegetables may produce gas when included in the diet in large quantities but it may not be smelly.

Some vegetables are more likely to produce foul smelling gas.

Therefore, if a vegetarian includes these foods, they may release smelly farts.

All our bodies are different and not all foods will cause gas in everyone.

See what causes gas to you by eliminating foods one at a time and see it's effect.

The smelly gas producing foods are

  • eggs
  • meat
  • Vegetables such as artichokes, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus etc.
  • Beans and lentils
  • Fruits such as apples, peaches, pears, prunes, raisins etc.
  • Whole grains containing more bran
  • Fibre suplements
  • dairy products - milk, cheese, ice cream
  • soft drinks, sodas and fruit drinks
  • Many prescribed medications, slimming products

Digestion of beans generally produces more gas but it may not be smelly. It beans are consumed along with smelly gas producing foods, then you have the smelly farts problem.

So if you have a tendency for producing smelly farts, see if your diet consists more of the above mentioned foods. Reduce their consumption to avoid smelly flatulence. -



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