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This is a real thing….and it’s best to just let your farts out!

How many times do we hold in our farts?  Well it’s not good for you!  Even worse…it can come out your mouth!

According to one expert, that gas will find its way out of your body in a very surprising way.  In a piece for The Conversation, Professor Clare Collins from the University of Newcastle revealed that the gas built up from avoiding the release will become “reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath”.   Awesome.

The nutrition and dietetics expert also noted that the pressure could cause other issues like diverticulitis, but the jury is still out on that.   As for how many times a day a person breaks wind on average, Collins says it’s about eight in a 24-hour period, which includes individually and in series.