Your Farts Reveal A Lot About Your Health. This Is What They Mean.

Your Farts Reveal A Lot About Your Health. This Is What They Mean.5Shares

We all know the real icebreaker in any relationship, and it's not the first kiss; it's being able to fart in front of each other and not run screaming into the hills.

If a rump-shaker squeezes out without killing the romance, you know you've got something serious.

But those one-gun salutes can show up at some seriously awkward times and make your life genuinely uncomfortable. So what's going on down there?

The truth is a little more complicated than you might think, but it's not all bad news.

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Whether you're overtaken by thigh-shuddering rippers or blaming the pets for your silent assassins, there are two causes of farts: swallowing air, and your diet.

What you eat has the biggest effect on how often you dust the crops – and how it smells.

The main offenders are raisins, lentils, prunes, apples, cabbage, broccoli, and, of course, beans.

When your stomach finishes its digestive work, those foods pass into the colon, where microbes break them down.

That process produces the gas that will erupt just as the room goes quiet when your in-laws are visiting.

But even though you might be clearing out the room, it's not a bad sign for your body.

The microbes that fuel your Dutch oven are actually taking nutrients from the foods they break down – they're getting healthier and more efficient, which makes you healthier.

There are, of course, a few exceptions and some things to keep a nose out for.