ducky i went online and did a search 4 u.... found it very interesting!
Do some people have more gas than others?
Yes. The average adult produces one to three pints of intestinal gas a day and passes gas 14 to 23 times a day. (i do not!) Vegetarians, carbonated-beverage drinkers, gum-chewers and smokers tend to produce more than the average amount of intestinal gas, as do people who eat lots of gas-producing foods
Which foods cause intestinal gas?
Carbonated beverages are an important source of intestinal gas. So are carbohydrates because they often contain indigestible sugars, starches and fiber. For example:
Raffinose. This sugar is found in beans, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus and whole grains.
Lactose. Milk and milk products such as cheese and ice cream, as well as some processed breads, cereals and salad dressings, contain the sugar lactose. While most people can digest lactose with no difficulty, some have trouble because they do not produce the enzyme lactase, which splits lactose into digestible parts. Without lactase, milk and other lactose-rich foods ferment in the intestine, releasing excessive gas. People of African, Asian and American Indian descent are most likely to be deficient in lactase.
Fructose. Onions, artichokes, pears, wheat, and some soft drinks and processed foods contain this sugar, which may be difficult to digest.
Sorbitol. Apples, pears, peaches, prunes, and some sugar-free foods, candies and chewing gum contain the sugar sorbitol, another one that's hard to digest.
Rice is the only starch absorbed almost completely by the small intestine. Because rice starch never reaches the large intestine, gas-producing bacteria don't break this starch down. Other starches, including potatoes, corn, noodles and wheat, are gas producers. Dietary fiber, found in beans, oat bran, peas and most fruits, also tends to produce gas. When research subjects ate a diet in which half of their calories came from pork and beans, they experienced a tenfold increase in their normal gas production.
What gives intestinal gas its odor?
Trace gases — which make up less than 1 percent of the intestinal gas you produce — are responsible for 100 percent of the smell of intestinal gas. The most common trace gases produced by bacteria are hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs; methanethiol, which smells like decomposing vegetables; and dimethyl sulphide, which smells sweet.(ok? i guess if we r going to "fart " a couple dozen times a day lets make a law to eat these types of sweet smellin farts!)
The most offensive intestinal gases usually contain sulfur compounds from sulfur-rich foods, such as cauliflower, eggs and meat. Although less-sulfur-rich foods such as beans can produce large amounts of gas, such gas has a less noticeable odor.
and one more piece of trivia......
What causes the distinctive sound when intestinal gas is released?
The expulsion of intestinal gas makes the anal sphincter vibrate, resulting in the characteristic sound. The amount of gas and the force of the expulsion, as well as the amount of resistance from the anal sphincter, determine the loudness and pitch.
all i can say is it is not good at 10 socially to be fartin like rotten eggs, even ur best friends will have trouble tolerating and i wouldnt want her to get a nick name like?.............. idk? there is probably an otc med to take if diet changes dont help? good luck ducky.
u know if i burp my husband always says "what did u do step on a duck?" so is that how u got ur nickname by burpin? lol i guess my hubby thinks my burps sound like a duck quackin like he was injured and stepped on lol! but i dont step on them a dozen times a day! lol idt?lol
hope this helped it was fun in a wierd way?