According to the National Institutes of Health, some of this gas is absorbed by the small intestines, where it travels to the lungs to be emitted as breath. The rest, however, finds different methods to exit the body. Flatulence and burping is our body’s way of getting rid of this excess air.
The average person farts about 10 times a day and burps even more often. When an individual’s gas becomes disruptive to their lives, it can be an indication of gastrointestinal problems. For example, excessive gas is often a sign of Crohn’s disease or even a food intolerance, such as lactose intolerance or a sensitivity to gluten, Women’s Health reported.
Some foods cause more gas than others, depending on how well an individual is able to digest particular compounds, such as carbohydrates, the NIH reported.
Although you may think it’s the excess fiber in certain vegetables that leads to excessive gas, once again it’s actually the raffinose. Some of the vegetables with the highest amounts of raffinose include peas, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, and cauliflower. In addition to raffinose, certain vegetables also have a high sulfur content, Flatulence Cures reported.