08/28/2014 12:45 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2014

This Is Why Eating Beans Makes You Gassy

It is a fact of life that eating beans makes you more… well… pungent.

But have you ever stopped to think about why? Men’s Health created a video explaining what exactly is happening in the body when we eat beans — and why it often leads to some unpleasant bodily functions.

And while embarrassing, keep in mind that passing gas is perfectly natural — in fact, we do it about 20 times a day, on average. (But still, if you’re trying to avoid excess gas, check out these foods that could help.)


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