Farts are caused when a type of food does not break down completely in the stomach and small intestine, so it ends up in the large intestine un- digested and the bacteria in the large intestine processes the food and produces harmful gases such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. Certain foods such as carbohydrates, fibers and sugars are more likely to cause these gases then other foods. The proper English word for fart is FLATULENCE.
Things that can cause you to Fart:
  • Smoking

  • Eating certain foods

  • Swallowing too much air

  • An overabundance of bacteria in the colon
  • Lactose Intolerance




Controlling ordinary flatulence is basically a matter of watching how you eat and what you eat. You may wish to monitor your intake of high-fibre foods such as cabbage, corn, and beans to determine which may be causing a problem. Substituting the problem food for other high-fibre foods such as bran may lessen the problem. Some processed food items contain ingredients, such as sweeteners or preservatives that can induce wind, especially:
  • Dietetic foods
  • Sugarfree sweets and chewing gum
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Whole grains and bran