Ayurvedic Treatment For IBS
Some short chain carbohydrates are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and can cause irritable bowel syndrome IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders
Most people will assume high-fibre diet that would include whole grains, all kinds of raw and cooked vegetables and fresh fruits would be healthy. Those who are disciplined enough to follow such diets, one would believe such people feel light, healthy and energetic. But sometimes for the followers of such diet results just the opposite. They can experience bloating, guess what even diarrhea and feel low in energy.
This happens because these diets contain short chain carbohydrates FODMAPS which some people are unable to digest. Fodmaps are a group of compounds that contributes to the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. These undigested carbohydrates reach the far end of the intestine. As a result of this Hydrogen gas is formed with all sorts of symptoms of indigestion.
But not everyone is sensitive to FODMAPs. However, people who are affected by FODMAPs should know about the foods which are high in these compounds. The affected people can lead normal lives by simply avoiding certain foods. It is also possible to desensitize such people against the FODMAPs by food rich in these compounds .
Foods high in FOODMAPs and their alternatives
Milk and milk products are the main source of FODMAP
Meat and poultry are not rich in FODMAPs
Cereals can be considered high FODMAPs
Other grains like brown rice, buckwheat, may have a low FODMAPs content.
All legumes and pulses are high in FODMAPs
All fruits contain the FODMAPs
Bananas, Blueberries, Kiwi, oranges, strawberries have low FODMAPs
Prebiotics and FODMAP
For a healthy gut it is extremely important that there are certain bacteria present in our gut at all times. This helps in maintaining the structural integrity of our gastrointestinal tract and also lowers its inflammation. This also reduce the incidence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease obesity and osteoporosis. And for these healthy bacteria to thrive we need certain foods which are called prebiotics. Unfortunately most of the prebiotics the food are also high in FODMAPs.
Prebiotics that are rich in low FODMAPs
These are brinjal, tomato, sprouted pulses, oats and buckwheat
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