Stop Holding Your Farts In. Here Are 8 Surprising Reasons Why Farting Is Good For You

Okay, so it’s not the most glamorous health tip, and some people might find it a little embarrassing to talk about… But farting is a normal result of a healthy digestive system and good indicator of our well-being.

On average, we fart about 5-10 times a day, according to Medical Daily. Certain foods make us fart more – especially complex carbohydrates such as beans, sweet potatoes, oats and wheat – and foods that are packed full of nutritional value can often lead to a stronger odor. Whether you fart five or fifty times a day, here are 8 reasons why you should let it out and pay attention.

1) It reduces bloating. Many people suffer from bloating, and while it’s usually not a serious health issue, it can be very uncomfortable. According to Little Things, the most common cause of bloating is a build-up of gas in your gut. That’s right – the full, tight discomfort that makes your pants a little tighter might just be because you need to fart. So don’t hold it in.