There is no such thing as passing too much gas and everybody does it around 10 to 20 times per day. However, there are things you can do to reduce the frequency of these human emissions if they lead to discomfort, embarrassment, and unpleasantness.


There are times when it can strike at the most inopportune of moments but don’t worry, there are ways to help keep it under control.

These are the root causes of gas:

  • Beans

This fruit contains the carbohydrate galacto-oligosaccharide and fructans which are quickly fermented by gut bacteria because they can’t be digested by the stomach. That’s why they are called the “musical fruit”. However, legumes are an excellent source of fiber, although the resulting gas is not pleasant at all. Simply rinsing beans before you cook them can help lower their gas-causing sugars.

  • Dairy

You might have a mild case of lactose intolerance if you tend to be gassy after consuming dairy sources. That is an inability to fully digest lactose due to a deficiency of lactase enzymes in the belly. Don’t worry, there are plenty of lactose-free options available like rice, soy, almond, and camel milk.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are more difficult to digest and that’s why they can cause gas. They are high in fiber, carbohydrates, and sulfur. Sulfur is the key ingredient for smell and because of that eating these veggies often produces a foul stench.

However, you should not avoid these veggies, instead of that eat them cooked rather than raw. That can help lessen the generation of gas as well as chewing them really well.

  • Processed Foods

Processed foods high in fat and artificial sugars can be more difficult for the digestive system to break down. Simply reduce the consumption of heavily processed foods.

  • You’re Constipated

The longer it takes to empty the bowels, the more fermented things become in the intestine. So, eat more high fiber foods, exercise, and supplement your diet with cod liver oil, flaxseed, and aloe vera juice.

  • You’re Stressed

The brain and the gut are linked in mysterious ways. When you are feeling nervous or you are under stress, your body will start processing foods too fast or too slow and the will result in excess gas. Determine the root cause of your stress.