Farts. Toots. Flatulence. Butt burners. Backdoor breeze. Cheek squeak.
We have a million and one euphemisms for this embarrassing-yet-totally-natural bodily function, but no one wants to really talk about them.
So let’s do it. Let’s talk about gas.
Certain foods are known for making almost everyone gassy, but have you ever noticed how a food that’s fine for you makes your significant other fart all night long? That’s because our digestive systems handle different foods in different ways. Your partner might be able to eat cheese all day long with no problems, but one bite of gouda makes you bloat like a balloon, and that gas has to come out somewhere.
Now there’s a device that analyze how the foods you eat are being digested in your gut, thus helping you learn how to put the kibosh on those barn burners.
FoodMarble is a startup company that has developed the AIRE — a small, portable breathalyzer that analyzes the gas content in your bloodstream via your breath. According to their website:
“When food isn’t digested fully, a lot of it will turn into gas in the gut. Many people cannot efficiently handle this gas, so it builds up causing bloating, pain and even diarrhea or constipation.
Fortunately, you can measure how much of this gas is being generated, since some of it will pass from the gut into the bloodstream. The gas then travels in your blood and when it reaches the lungs, it exits on your breath, where it can be measured.”
AIRE is currently available as pre-order only, with shipping expected to begin in August of 2017. The pre-order price is $99, with the retail price after production expected to jump to $149. The device will integrate with an app on your smartphone to give you a full breakdown of what’s making you break wind.
It’s just me, but I really think their slogan should be something like “AIRE – to get rid of the air down there.”