Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Beans = Farts

Beans, beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
So we have beans at every meal!

This myth confirmation makes scientific sense, because beans are packed with a type of sugar called oligosaccharides. As bacteria in the large intestine work hard to break down these macromolecules, they release gas in the process. Unfortunately, that gas needs to go somewhere, and its escape route is often in the form of flatulence.

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