What is farting?

Fart is also known as flatulence, it is when your body produces gas as part of breaking down and processing food. You also swallow air when eating, chewing or swallowing. All of the gas and air build up in your digestive system. Some of them absorbed naturally but some of them released in the way of either fart or burp. The majority of society views farting as gross. It is considered embarrassing, farting is a normal and natural occurrence. But, farting is healthy and good for your body. If you didn’t pass gas, you could experience painful or uncomfortable issues like bloating. 

Read and learn why farting is important and healthy. As it plays a vital role in the digestive process because your body needs to break down foods and eliminate certain products. 

Important Benefits Of Farting


Holding on gas for too long can be harmful. Do not feel embarrassed while releasing it in-front of people. Don’t be afraid to let those farts fly. As holding in gas too frequently can irritate your colon. 


Too much buildup gas in your digestive system can cause bloating. When it is not released at that time it can create uneasiness while sitting and that discomfort can become unbearable. Typically this sensation is noted after eating, especially with heavy meals.

 This is where passing gas can immediately lessen any bloating and any associated symptoms. If you are feeling that your pants are a little tight, simply go for a walk and let out some gas. 


Okay! This is uncomfortable to explain, as it’s actually kind of gross. But one of the most important signs of fart is that they can act as an alarm for your health status. 

Here’s why. When we pass gas, we release a small amount of substance called hydrogen sulfide, which may be beneficial in blocking future illness.  Studies say that the element may also present cell damage, and even prevent heart attack or stroke. 


One of the Gastroenterologist said that’ “ Eating foods that cause gas is the only way for the microbes in the gut to get nutrients. If we didn’t feed them carbohydrates, it would be harder for them to live in our gut.”

The food which is rich in fibre such as beans, broccoli, lentils or cabbage etc can improve our digestive functions, and also produce more gas. 


Your body reacts differently to certain foods. Passing gas can tell you whether or not your diet is balanced. 

If your diet includes lean proteins, vegetables, vegetables or grains then it will considered balanced healthy. But then also it will produce gas. When we eat a lot of meat, our gas may be given off a very unpleasant odor, indicating that we need to cut back a little.  

So a balanced diet is healthier for your body and specifically for your gut even if it does produce flatulence.


Holding in gas can cause abdominal pain and cramping. Let your gas out so that you get instant relief from your pain. This happen when you eat, chew, swallow and process food, gas collect in your digestive tract. If you are in a place where you can fart without judgement, then you can help to move the gas along your digestive tract by gently massaging your belly.


Regularly farting is normal and even healthy. Farting a lot isn’t bad but it can be a sign of digestive issues or improper diet. One of the easy ways to overcome from this to have a balanced diet. Eat more fibre-rich foods like fruits and vegetables. 

Also cut out gas-filled beverages like soda or sparkling water, and pop mints for fresh breath instead of chewing gym, which introduces more air. 

The next time you feel the need to express gas, know that it’s a natural process and essential to health. 

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Bhavya Chhabra

a Mass Communication post graduate, Bhavya is expert enough to advise you for your healthy lifestyle and positive attitude. With experience in a national newspaper, she knows how to do research before writing any news feature/article. Her habits include surfing on the internet and learning new things. One can easily impress her with a slice of pizza.

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