Farting loudly might have been a hit when you were a kid, but as an adult, it doesn’t usually make you friends – quite the opposite. It’s pretty embarrassing. However, holding on to your gases excessively can lead to health problems, such as bloating, constipation, and heartburn. Also, farting is natural and an everyday necessity. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but you can learn to reduce the smell and volume of your farts. With additional adjustments to your habits and diet, you can also reduce the need to fart often.
- 1 Reduce the volume and smell of your farts
- 2 Change your diet, so you fart less
- 3 Adjust your lifestyle to fart less
Reduce the volume and smell of your farts
Let the fart out very slowly.
Instead of letting it shoot out quickly, which will most likely result in a loud noise, take the time to let it out slowly. To do this, tighten your abdominal muscles and take deep breaths in and out as you let it out. This should reduce the volume of the fart as it escapes.
Cough loudly or make another loud noise.
You can distract from your fart by coughing or sneezing loudly while letting it escape. This way, you can drown it out and make sure no one notices. You can also make a loud noise by pretending to speak on the phone. Alternatively, you can turn up the music in the room. That could drown out the noises that inevitably arise.
Move while farting.
Another option is to move around while you fart, so the sound and smell aren’t necessarily your fault. Because that way, you won’t be there when someone else notices the smell, which will divert suspicion from you. Try to get into an empty room or an uncrowded area so no one is around when you let your gases out. That way, you don’t have to be embarrassed.
Leave the room or move away from the others.
Before farting, you should stand up and move away from the other person’s proximity. Then go to another room or area and let the gases run free. An example: You are in a full train compartment. Get up and go to a less crowded compartment, preferably the toilet. But if you are in the office, then off you go to an empty lounge or conference room where no one can disturb your fart.
Spray air fresheners.
You can mask the smell of your fart by diffusing air fresheners around the room or using scented hand cream, which can also mask the smell in the air.
Change your diet, so you fart less
Dry the beans before cooking to prevent flatulence.
It’s no secret that beans can make us fart. However, you can reduce the risk by drying the beans before cooking. Dried beans don’t produce as much gas as canned beans. Afterward, use fresh water to boil the dry beans since the water that drained from the beans can also cause you to fart.
Pay attention to which fruits and vegetables produce gases.
Fruits and vegetables are important for a healthy diet and life, but some fruits and vegetables create more gas in your intestines. You can reduce the frequency of your farts by eating these very types less. Eat fewer apples, peaches, bananas, pears, apricots, and raisins. You should also avoid prunes, as they can stimulate gas production in your digestive tract. Eat fewer artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, green peppers, onions, radishes, celery, carrots, and cucumbers.
Also, reduce your consumption of dairy products, such as milk and cheese.
Many dairy products increase the risk of bloating. Therefore, reduce your consumption of cheese, milk and ice cream. Other foods with lactose should also be avoided, such as bread, cereal, and salad dressing.
Consume fewer carbonated drinks.
Carbonated drinks contain a lot of gas, which must escape from a body. So drink fewer soft drinks, less fruit juice and less carbonated water. Switch to still water instead to stay hydrated. You can reduce the amount of carbonation in drinks by letting them sit open for a while or shaking them vigorously. You’ll notice that it won’t bubble as much – that’s good.
Drink less alcohol.
Alcohol, for example, in beer and wine, can cause bloating and constipation. Especially when drinking beer, you take in a lot of carbon dioxide, which makes you bloated and causes you to fart. If you don’t want to give up beer and wine, drink slowly. When you drink slowly, you swallow less air, which means less gas builds up in your intestines.
Adjust your lifestyle to fart less
Chew your food slowly.
When you eat too quickly, you gulp down more air with each bite, causing air to build up in your body that later has to be released. So restrain yourself and eat slowly. Chew each bite at least 2-4 times before swallowing. This helps your body with digestion and ensures that less gas builds up in the body.
Avoid chewing gum and candy.
Although you might enjoy reaching for a piece of gum or sucking on a piece of candy to freshen your breath after eating, it can also make you feel bloated later because you’re swallowing a lot of air that you have to let out later.
When smoking (cigarettes, cigars, and pipes), we also swallow a lot of air, which builds up in the body. So smoke less to fart less.