04/28/2014 03:25 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

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We know that air often comes after eating nutrient-packed vegetables, such as cabbage, kale and broccoli. And researchers have found that fiber-rich foods, like beans and lentils, boost the levels of beneficial gut bacteria after only a few days, as we reported in December.

So all this got us wondering: Could passing gas, in some instances, be a sign that our gut microbes are busy keeping us healthy?

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