Hydrogen sulfide; is the same that gives the unpleasant smell but also has the ability to prevent dementia, arthritis, heart attacks or cancer.
New study would reveal that smelling your partner’s gas could make you live longer; Yes, smelling the intestinal gases or flatulence of your loved one can make you a more long-lived person.
The so-called flatulence or meteorism, are a clinical picture due to an excess of gas within the intestine, and increased sensitivity of the walls of this to the distension, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
In that sense, the gas that inhabits the intestine, can be oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane that can come mainly from 3 sources:
- Intestinal production
- Air swallowed
- Blood diffusion
The air we swallow is, in fact, the main source of gas in the stomach, also according to the WHO, although, most of this is burped, a small amount reaches the intestine.
In this regard, an investigation carried out by the University of Exeter, found that smelling your partner’s gases can help improve health due to a component that protects against diseases.
This ingredient is hydrogen sulfide; the same that gives the unpleasant smell but also has the ability to prevent dementia, arthritis, heart attacks or cancer.
Smelling the gases of the couple, has been identified as a practice performed by couples who feel great confidence among them, according to therapists.
On the other hand, a study conducted by the National Institute of Digestive Health and Diabetes, in the United States, revealed that most people produce 0.5 to 2 liters of gas per day.
This amount of gas is the same that is expelled in burps or flatulence approximately 14 times a day.
Reduce gas? Specialists suggest drinking a considerable amount of water and that while you eat mastiques slowly; this would prevent intestinal gas.