Top 5 Foods That Make You Fart Asides Beans

At exactly 8:50am on Saturdays morning, I was still lying in bed. Not too long from that time, I heard a loud sound from my brother’s room – “Poooooooouu”. I had to rush to know what exactly happened because it was repeatedly loud. On getting there, he gave another loud “Poooouuuu”. It was then I knew my big brother was farting. Then I couldn’t but burst into laughter. I have been with him over the weekend and he had not consumed beans – since beans are popularly seen as the food that causes flatulence. But far from it, his farting was as a result of other foods he ate.

When he woke up, he did not waste time to ask me – “What is the cause of my farting? I have not been indulging in beans, yet I have been farting; he said. I replied him in pidgin – “Bros, No be only beans dey make person fart ooo” It was then I thought it will be necessary to share an article on flatulence on this page. Let’s quickly see what causes flatulence.

What is flatulence?

This is commonly known as farting. It is the exit of gas through the anal. When someone farts, it could bring about a level of laughter or complete embarrassment depending on the type of gathering you find yourself. Hey! Do not get caught up in any mess.

fart smells

What Causes Flatulence?

Flatulence is usually caused due to incomplete digestion process followed by fermentation. Food substances that are not absorbed in the human intestines accumulate in the colon, where they are fermented by bacteria, leading to production of gas. The smell of the gas depends on the foods eaten and the types of bacteria that acted on it while the sound is as a result of the outward forceful flow of air that makes anal tissues vibrate. Some people also lack specific enzymes needed to break down certain foods, which then get acted upon by bacteria and create gas. You can read more on the article on how to cook beans so that you don’t fart after eating them.

So, What Are The Top Five Other Foods That Cause Flatulence In People?

Before sharing the list of the foods, it is important to let you know that – what causes flatulence in Mr. A may be completely different from that of Mr. B. It is sometimes based on body types and intestinal structure of each individual. At the end of this article do no forget to share the food(s) that you have identified which make you fart.

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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.


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  1. That’s a great exposition, don’t knw if coca cola is a food, but I do knw it causes “flatulence”, 2much of it mks me fart a lot, is it becos of d gas content or do I need my instestine 2 grand the liquid 2? Thanks anyways 4 informing us regularly on foods n nutrition.

    1. @ james, yes Cococola can make certain people fart because of the gas content but your fart may not be smelly. As regards if Cocacola is Food, Yes it is. Anything that supplies energy and nutrients to the body can be said to be food.

  2. Milk… just all of a sudden I became milk intolerant. I used to consume a lot of beans and milk. But the milk is now my problem cos I cant just stop takin it and keep frating

    1. Well, milk does that in certain people. However, if you love milk, you could substitute milk for soy milk. It is healthy and cheap. check on our page to read on how to make soy milk at home.

  3. Tanks for all d info, God bless you. I have also observed eating Egusi (melon) soup makes me fart so much and the odour…very horrible..

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