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Dr. Minocha's Series on Digestive Myths & Healthy Realities....

 

By Dr. A. Minocha,   author of  "How To Stop Heartburn: Simple Ways to Heal Heartburn and Acid Reflux" and "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies"

     
     

The gas I pass as flatus comes from swallowed air...

Is it a Myth or a Fact? Find out below

Did you really believe that! Only a small component of gas passed as flatus is derived from the swallowed air. Most of the air we swallow is actually absorbed across the bowel wall into the blood stream. Very little of this reaches the rectum. Surprise! Surprise!! Most of the flatus is actually a result of breaking down of unabsorbed carbohydrates reaching the colon. This breaking down occurs as a result of the attack by the bacteria present in colon. Diet high in certain kinds of carbohydrates as well fiber in the diet are excellent sources of gas and consequently flatus production.

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