• Guang Chen

Why am I so windy?

Updated: Jan 6, 2021

Flatulence is something that affects us all at some point in our lives. On average, men break wind up to 12 times per day, women up to 7 times per day and babies even more!

Wind is the result of bacterial fermentation. Less than 1% of flatus is cause of the bad smell. The composition of this varies greatly depending on diet. Common culprits include coconut, dairy, dried fruit, eggs, garlic, beans, meat/fish, onions, wine, nuts and cruciferous vegetables.

Reducing artificial sweeteners and making changes to your diet may help reduce wind as well as reduce its smell. For more information, speak to your doctor or dietitian.

Note: This post is for educational and entertainment purposes. For specific advice regarding your health and treatment, please speak to your doctor or specialist.

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