A variety of foods may be associated with increased flatus odor. Reducing intake of these foods may reduce offensive flatus odor.


Dairy products:

(1) cheese, especially "strong" cheese


Plant origin:

(1) beans

(2) cucumbers

(3) broccoli

(4) onions

(5) garlic

(6) asparagus

(7) peanut butter


Animal origin:

(1) fish

(2) eggs

(3) cod-liver oil



(1) certain spices

(2) sulfur containing compounds



• People vary in how much odor is produced and in levels of intake required to produce the odors.


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