Do you know that the majority of the farts are odorless? The truth is, little or nothing is known about the gas. Aside from most people seeing it as an odorous and noisy gas, they know next to nothing about a fart. Are you one of those who believe that all farts are odorous? If yes, you will have a rethink after going through this piece. Just so we don’t jump the gun, we will start from the definition of fart.
What is Farting ?
Farting is a normal physiological phenomenon in which air and/or gas produced in the intestine escape from the anal opening. This may also be associated with sound which is not socially acceptable and annoying. During the normal process of digestion, glucose is metabolized into energy, thus producing molecules, carbon dioxide and water. As a byproduct of other metabolisms, methane and hydrogen are also produced. These gases are odorless. Air also enters the intestine while eating and drinking. There are other ways through which air enters the intestine as well.
They are as follows:
Eating too quickly
Drinking carbonated beverages
Sucking on hard candies
Dentures that don't fit well.
From our research findings, 99% of the farts are odorless as they contain odorless gases like carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and methane. Only 1% of the farts are malodorous due to hydrogen sulfide. Farting is completely normal and healthy. Most of the time, fart goes unnoticed. But it’s also extremely inconvenient sometimes when you are in a social gathering.
On an average, many people fart 13-20 times per day. Holding the gas in the abdomen may be dangerous to health. When you bottle up your fart, you are building up pressure and major discomfort. As you continue to do this, it triggers abdominal distension. The gas is reabsorbed into your body circulation and exhaled through your breath. In some cases, it leads to eventual escape via an uncontrollable fart.