Video Humor: Why Beans Cause Flatulence

Most people the world over love to eat beans, but many forgo the goodness because of a common side effect: flatulence. The humble bean has inspired many a schoolyard ditty, stifled giggles or outright horror at the stink they produce. This is because of the oligosaccharides they contain. Enjoy this short video animation and learn why we "toot" when we eat beans.

PositiveTip: Don't skip the beans. Just eat them in smaller servings. They are a very wholesome, nutritious food.