The Doctors might have just found the perfect present for your gassy partner or coworker!
A company from Japan has created the Silent Cushion, a seat cushion that claims to reduce the noise of your flatulence. The company says their device is capable of reducing the noise by 80 percent and is also equipped with a carbon filter to help reduced any offending odors.
The Doctors reminds the audience that passing gas is a natural part of the body’s digestive process and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork calls gas a “good thing.” They note that the average person breaks wind 14 times per day.
If you are looking to cut down on the amount of gas and the smell, The Doctors recommend cutting down on certain types of foods. Foods high in sulfate, which can cause the gas to have that unpleasant odor, include broccoli, cauliflower, almonds, and Brussels sprouts. Additionally, candy and chewing gum with mannitol and sorbitol as sweeteners can make you gassy.
Foods that help with digestion, like cumin, fennel, fresh parsley, dill and peppermint can help to reduce the urge to purge down there. Also, eating more fermented foods can help minimize unhealthy, gas-causing bacteria in your gut.
And if none of that helps, there’s always the Silent Cushion, which will set you back $83 dollars.