This Just In — Smelling Farts May Be Good For Your Health

If you keep mitochondria healthy and intact, diseases like cancer have trouble forming and spreading.

Everybody farts. It’s just a fact of life. I’m sure that you’ve laid down some stink more than once, and there is no shame in admitting that. The next time you do it, though, you will be able to drop some knowledge on anyone around you who might be offended.

That’s because scientists have just discovered that smelling farts can be beneficial to your health. Yeah, you read that correctly. Some scientists even believe that smelling farts can prevent cancer and other diseases.

Researchers believe that smelling farts can be good for your health because farts contain hydrogen sulfide, which can help prevent mitochondrial damage.

 

Researchers believe that smelling farts can be good for your health because farts contain hydrogen sulfide, which can help prevent mitochondrial damage.

If you keep mitochondria healthy and intact, diseases like cancer have trouble forming and spreading.

If you keep mitochondria healthy and intact, diseases like cancer have trouble forming and spreading.

While large doses of hydrogen sulfide gas are bad for you, scientists believe that sniffing it every now and again can help prevent cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and even dementia.

So the next time you get a whiff of a fart, don’t turn your nose up in disgust! Celebrate it. You could be preserving your long-term health.

 

So the next time you get a whiff of a fart, don't turn your nose up in disgust! Celebrate it. You could be preserving your long-term health.

(via The Week)

If you’re in public and you let one rip, just tell everyone around you that you’ve done them a favor. Still…the short-term stench is pretty bad either way, so maybe just blame the fart on someone else.

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