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What makes a fart stink?


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Certain foods or medications can cause excessively smelly farts. Sometimes smelly farts can be an indicator of an underlying infection, digestive issues, or a disorder.

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Foods with high sulfur composition, such as red meat, milk, or plant-based proteins, are the culprits of producing the foul odor. When we feed the bacteria in our gut high-protein foods, they produce a sulfur gas, which makes passing gas noxious

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Farts contain sulfur dioxide, a very smelly chemical that gives a fart its smell.

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