Reduce Your Farting Potential With Fennel Seeds

Reduce Your Farting Potential with Fennel Seeds

You fart several times per day, like everyone else on the planet. It's a fact of life, and one that many people would prefer to keep quiet — both literally and figuratively. If you want to fart less, fennel seeds are at your service.

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Tamara Freuman, writing for US News, notes that these seeds are a natural flatulence inhibitor:

If you've ever dined at an Indian restaurant, you may have noticed a small bowl filled with seeds by the cashier — either plain or candy-coated. These are fennel seeds, a natural flatulence-fighter that South Asians have traditionally used to improve digestive tolerance of nutritious staples like beans, lentils and cauliflower. Chewing a pinch of fennel seeds after a gassy meal — or crushing seeds and steeping them in boiling water to make a tea — can help reduce the uncomfortable side effects of veggie-heavy meals.

Sounds like a simple way to avoid an embarrassing toot!

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    Why would I want to silence a Fart, a good Window Rattler is something the whole family should enjoy!

    My children and I agree with you whole-heartedly. My wife does not.

    Sounds more like my Kryptonite to me. That's my only superpower.

    After mentioning this the day I read it and I also happen to have the flu, I was presented with a packet the day after with the explanation, "Did you say these are good for flu"?
    Day 2 of Fennel seeds and neither are better..

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