Farting is a very unethical act especially when done in public. Farting that results from eating beans is more intense and uncontrollable. This makes people desist from eating beans.
Beans are seeds which belong to the Fabaceae family, commonly know as legumes. Beans are affordable sources of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins which make it a highly nutritional food, but most people dread eating beans despite its nutritional importance. This is solely because of the frequent flatulence or farting that results from eating beans. Proper knowledge of what causes the farting and measures to avoid such act is necessary to ensure that beans is eaten regularly and all nutritional benefits is obtained from eating it. Beans can be cooked in many different ways, like boiling, frying and baking and they are used in preparation of various traditional food around the country.
Beans make us fart because they contain unabsorbed short-chain carbohydrates called oligosacharrides which our body have a hard time digesting. Our body does not produce enough alpha-galactosidase enzyme which is needed to break down the oligosaccharides. During digestion, the beans go from the small intestine into the large intestine where the gut bacteria attempts to break down this problematic sugar molecules. This process creates carbon dioxide which results in gases and this makes us fart.
There are certain ways to prevent yourself from farting after consuming beans these will be discussed in my next article I.e the part 2 of the above article...