By Alice Klein. Let it rip. Eating slow-release carbs and cutting down on protein may prevent rotten-egg farts according to a study of the gases emitted by human faeces samples. Farts are mostly composed of odourless gases. There is oxygen and nitrogen from swallowed air, while hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide are produced when bacteria in the large intestine ferment the carbohydrates we eat. The distinctive rotten-egg whiff is caused by traces of hydrogen sulphide , which gut bacteria are known to produce from protein.
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But it turns out that seemingly harmless pastime might not be harmless after all. A study out of UC Berkeley has discovered the incredibly annoying news that smelling our food before eating it may actually lead to weight gain. And, when the mice that gained the most weight had their sense of smell disabled, they lost all the weight, even though they kept eating the fattening food. Delicious smelling food certainly has the power to adjust eating patterns. That appetizing smell wafting out of a bakery has the tendency to lure us in for a cookie that we might not have went for otherwise. But this study is different.
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The most obvious form of diet-induced body odor is bad breath, but foods can cause foul smells in other ways, too, including through your sweat glands. Those compounds are known as VOCs volatile organic compounds , and they can produce some particularly pungent sweat. VOCs can also show up in your stool and give you some smelly gas, according to Tamara Duker Freuman , a registered dietician in New York. Happy hour might have some not-so-pleasant effects on your post-bar smell.
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