How to STOP Flatulence (Farting): THIS REALLY WORKS!

Gas is a normal part of life and a natural byproduct of a healthy digestive system. The gas in your body must come out, otherwise you would pop like an over-filled balloon.

Most people fart between 14 and 23 times per day. That may sound like a lot, but most farts are odorless and relatively undetectable. It’s common for people to feel as though they fart more than others, but that’s usually untrue.

While it’s impossible to avoid swallowing air entirely, you can reduce the amount you swallow. When you eat fast, you swallow far more air than when you eat slowly.

This is particularly true when you’re eating on the go. Avoid eating while engaging in other activities, like walking, driving, or biking.People who chew gum throughout the day swallow far more air than those who don’t. If you’re worried about keeping your breath fresh, try eating a sugar-free mint instead.

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experiment with a low-FODMAP diet (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols), which avoids fermentable sugars.

However, many of these gas-producing foods are an essential part of a healthy diet. You probably won’t need to cut these foods out of your diet completely, but can eat less of them.

Common gas-producing carbs include:

  • Complex sugars: Beans, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, whole grains, sorbitol, and other vegetables.
  • Fructose: Onions, artichokes, pears, soft drinks, fruit juice, and other fruits.
  • Lactose: All dairy products, including milk, cheese, and ice cream.
  • Insoluble fiber: Most fruits, oat bran, peas, and beans.
  • Starches: Potatoes, pasta, wheat, and corn.
  • Food intolerances are different than food allergies. Instead of an allergic response, food intolerances cause digestive upset like diarrhea, gas, bloating, and nausea. A common food intolerance is lactose intolerance. Lactose is found in all dairy products.
  • An elimination diet can help you narrow in on the cause of your excess gas. Try eliminating all dairy products from your diet.
  • If you’re still experiencing abnormal gas, try eliminating the gas-producing foods listed above. Then, slowly begin to add foods back in one at a time. Keep detailed records of your meals and any symptoms that arise.
  • While many people feel they may have a gluten intolerance, it’s important to see your gastroenterologist to rule out celiac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. Gluten is found in all wheat products, like bread and pasta.
  • Being gluten-free will affect the accuracy of any testing that needs to be done to evaluate for celiac disease, so wait until you hear back from your doctor before removing gluten from your diet.