The fountain of youth has long been described as something of mythical proportions. But rather than try to obtain the elixir of everlasting life, why not just focus on factors that can help increase longevity? Aside from the obvious factors of exercising and having a balanced diet with plenty of whole foods, there are a wide variety of other tips and tricks that could be very beneficial to your health.
Things such as consuming more healthy fats and probiotics are not usually recognized but they’re essential to health and longevity.
However, a recent study has shown that smelling farts can actually help you live longer.
Hydrogen sulfide is the reason that smelly farts have that rotten egg quality to them. And it is precisely this odor which has been shown to have some potent health benefits in small doses.
Researchers at the University of Exeter found that the microbial byproduct can actually reduce the risk of cancer, heart attack, strokes, arthritis, and dementia!
AJ Troiano who is a biomedical scientist and consultant said: ‘in order to understand the science of passing gas, you have to understand the sheer scale of microbes that are housed in the human body.’
‘It’s not the microbes that have protective properties, but the byproducts they produce during normal metabolic processes.’
While hydrogen sulfide is toxic in large doses, in small amounts it can help protect cells and also fight illnesses.
When these cells become stressed or tired by disease, they try to draw in enzymes in order to create their own small stash of hydrogen sulfide.
In doing so, it helps the cells preserve mitochondria which then increases energy production in the blood vessel cells and also helps to regulate inflammation.
Furthermore, it has been found that married couples with heart issues have a better survival rate. Meaning that if you or your spouse has heart issues, it could be precisely the farts that are keeping the both of you alive!