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Why Do We Pass Gas?

The average person makes 500-1500 mL of gas and can pass gas 10 to 20 times a day.

The majority of gas is produced by the trillions of bacteria in our gut. Gas production is a sign that your gut bacteria are hard at work.

Gut bacteria get the majority of their food from undigested carbs and protein.

Methane is actually odorless, so the foul smell of flatulence is do to volatile sulfur compounds. High protein diets that have an abundant amount of indigestible carbohydrates tends to be the culprit of stinky farts. (Beans, Lentils, Dairy Products, Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Radishes, Potatoes, Oats, Wheat, Broccoli, Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts)

Lactose Intolerance can cause an abnormal increase in flatulence.


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