High in fibre, beans are actually good for your heart. But do they also make you fart, like claimed in the playground song that these children sing? Beans contain natural sugars that, when our bodies try to digest them, produce carbon dioxide and hydrogen. These gases are then expelled from the body as flatulence.
Dan Jones recorded a group of school children at Moor Edge Primary School singing this song in 2009.
Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat the more you fart. The more you fart the better you feel, so you eat Heinz beans with every meal.
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- Mary Stewart, Holly Gilbert, British Library Learning
The smells, noises and sounds that emit from behind the bathroom door have long inspired jokes and comedic songs. Open up this private space to listen to accounts of emptying the long drop, and discover why three ladies got stuck in the lavatory.