Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

What to eat for less smelly farts

Aside from the embarrassment, smelly farts increase the risk of bowel cancer.  According to new research, protein (meat, eggs, dairy, etc) is a main culprit. But you can reduce their smelly effects by mixing them with resistant starch and fructans, found in such foods bananas, legumes, wheat, asparagus, etc. That goes against the conventional wisdom of avoiding fibre.

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These are the foods you should eat if you want less smelly farts

Alice Klein | 14 October 2016 | New Scientist

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October 24, 2016 Posted by | diet, health | , , , , | Leave a comment

You Are Surrounded by Clouds of Skin and Fart Bacteria

“The world is covered in a fine patina of feces.”   Good to know. Or maybe not.

Your Body Is Surrounded by Clouds of Skin and Fart Bacteria

Nick Stockton | 09.22.15 | Wired

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October 11, 2015 Posted by | health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment