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Flatuphobia: Avoid These 14 Yummy Foods That Will Make You Fart

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Posted By Alex Perez - Mental Health Writer, B.A.

As Phartophobia or Flatuphobia, the “fear of farting in public”, is a relatively common phobia I thought that this slightly peculiar article could be useful.

Always keep in mind that even if you can limit the exposure to your specific phobia, the ultimate goal is to treat the underlying reason for your phobia in order to get rid of it.   

14 Foods That Make You Fart

foods that make you fart

Let’s now take a look at some foods we like to enjoy. Some of them have, unfortunately, a few serious downsides.

Today we will list our favorite foods that cause flatulence:

  • Diet Soda & Sugar-Free Chewing Gum

Sparkling drinks and chewing gum will make you swallow more air that has somehow to be expulsed afterward. If you go for diet sodas and sugar-free chewing gum, you will also take in artificial sweeteners known for their laxative effect.

  • Chickpeas & Beans

These legumes contain a combination of fiber and natural sugar. This is the perfect mix for a healthy dose of wind.

  • Bread and Snacks

Another winning combination, natural sugars, and lactose is almost always a guarantee for intestinal gas production.

  • Beer

An excess of yeast in our tummy combined with the fact that we feel more relaxed after a few pints will undoubtedly lead to some vapors. Next time you visit your local pub, you will know why it smells so funny.

  • Diary

A lot of people have some degree of lactose intolerance. If you are one of them, you are likely to fart a bit more than usual if you eat milk, yogurt, chocolate,  ice cream, or drink milk.

  • Hamburgers and Pizza

Both are high-fat foods that will take longer to digest, combined with dairy and onions. Many people will report an increased gastric and acoustic activity when visiting Mc Do or Pizza Hut.

  • Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage & Cauliflower

The carbohydrates can trigger farts, but this depends from one individual to another as some people tend to be more sensitive to cruciferous vegetables.

  • Rolled Oats

Whole grains are really high in fiber and will likely cause flatulence, but you can lower the inconvenience by drinking enough water.

  • Eggs and Whey Shakes

These cornerstones of all serious bodybuilders’ diets contain a lot of protein that helps the body build muscle. Unfortunately, the excess amount of protein also helps your body create gas. The next time it smells funny in the gym, you know that Mr. Muscle, who is admiring himself in the glass while pumping his biceps, has been eating his six meals a day today.

  • Beef

Once more, we’re talking about food that is really high in protein. You can actually lower your flatulence by eating smaller portions. It’s a dilemma, a smelly barbecue or a barbecue where only you will attend?

  • Candy

However, this doesn’t mean that you’re safe at home on your couch because if your girlfriend is opening a bag of candy, the chances are big that it contains an artificial sweetener. This sorbitol combined with the extra air you will swallow when eating candy will most likely build some major firework momentum.

  • Nuts

Nuts are also winners in the flatulence category because they combine the fact that they are difficult to digest with a high level of protein, fiber, and (healthy) fats.

  • Onions

Onions deserve a special mention on this list because the high doses of natural sugar or cortisol contained in onions will put your intestines at the test and make your farts extra smelly.

  • Bananas and Apples

Once more, the combination of natural sugar (fructose) and a healthy dose of fiber seems to be the magic formula to make your tummy rumble.

Our list is finished. It was about time because I need a bowl of fresh air.

A Whiff of Humor

Remember, ultimately laughter is the best medicine and it is important to get your daily dose of humor.


BBC.co.uk: 8 (sometimes surprising) foods that make you fart

MensHealth.com: 14 Foods That Are Definitely Causing You to Fart Incessantly

Healthline.com: 10 Foods That Cause Gas

MensJournal.com: 10 Common Foods That Make You Fart

Verywellfit.com: Top Foods That Cause Gas

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