Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot

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Baked beans

Or do you?

Research study results released this month suggest that eating beans may not increase flatulence like people think.

Donna Winham and Andrea Hutchins carried out a study entitled ‘Perceptions of flatulence from bean consumption among adults’, the results of which were published in the Nutritional Journal recently. When the data was collected only 50% of volunteers involved in the study said that baked beans made them trump. The same applied for pinto beans, and with regard to black-eyed peas less than 20% said they caused them to squeeze cheese.

It was also found that after regular eating of beans the farts became fewer and fewer.

The boffins behind the research suggest that the majority of the volunteers who reported floating more air-biscuits after eating baked beans may be suffering from psychosomatic trumps. Because of the reputation beans have for being the musical fruit, people expect to do plenty of botty-burps following a good portion of them. The scientists refer to a previous experiment where psychosomatic trumps were proven, and suggest the same principle for bean-eaters.

The conclusion of the study claims that less than 10% of people who eat beans will produce any true farts.

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