The results are in, and the winner of the flatulence competition is…you. Congratulations! You win a lifetime supply of gas-producing kimchi to nourish your bloated stomach. A big thanks to all those who participated in this year’s flatulence contest, and we hope you’ll join us again next year for our Fart-Off 2022!
Jokes aside: Many people wonder if kimchi can make you bloated. The answer is that it might cause symptoms of bloating in some sensitive individuals. Kimchi is not the only fermented food out there, though; other foods such as sauerkraut and yogurt are also associated with digestive complaints for those who have trouble digesting them well. There could be several reasons why these types of foods lead to gas production or bloatedness. If you’re experiencing this pattern after eating any type of fermented food (or even just plain old cabbage). You aren’t alone.
Does kimchi make your farts smell?
Everyone has gas and it usually doesn’t smell because it is expelled from the body without breaking down and releasing smelly compounds. When bacteria and intestinal enzymes break down food in your gut, they produce smelly gas.
Kimchi is fermented by lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus plantarum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, and other bacilli such as Enterococcus faecium. So while there isn’t a concrete study on this subject, it is reasonable to assume, that kimchi may cause a bloated stomach and smelly farts.
Do fermented foods in general cause flatulence?
Even though there’s no concrete proof of whether or not fermented foods can cause bloating and flatulence, we do know that certain ingredients found in these dishes might be the culprits behind your post-dinner discomfort.
However, the research is inconclusive and it is difficult to generalize all fermented foods. Kefir for example may decrease flatulence severity!
Some reports indicate that cabbage—a key ingredient in kimchi—has raffinose, which is difficult to digest. If you’re willing to give kimchi a try, be sure to test your tolerance by having just a little bit of it at first—it’s possible that the portion size is too large for your body to handle.
What causes gassiness?
When it comes to flatulence, there are two main types of flatulence. One is caused by swallowed air and one is caused by the breakdown of food in your digestive system. Swallowed air does not always come out as flatulence because it can be passed or burped back up before being absorbed into your intestines.
The build-up in your digestive tract is due to several factors such as poor diet, eating high sugar foods and drinks that cause bloating or indigestion, food sensitivities and intolerances, yeast overgrowth, etc.
A survey at Bristol University found that young women were most likely to blame their flatulence on everyday events such as eating beans. However, when they looked into it further, researchers found that only two types of food could definitely cause excessive flatulence: beans and cabbage! Other causes may include lactose intolerance leading to bloating and abdominal pain after drinking milk, irritable bowel syndrome – with symptoms including stomach cramps accompanied.
Avoiding flatulence can be as simple as changing your diet. Including more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds in place of sugar-laden foods will help to decrease flatulence. Other dietary changes that may reduce flatulence include avoiding dairy products if you are lactose intolerant.
How much flatulence is too much?
The average person passes gas 14 times per day, but it can vary depending on your diet and level of physical activity. Some people may fart more often than others due to genetics, certain medical conditions, or eating certain types of foods that produce flatulence more readily.