Do pulses and beans make your belly rumbling bubbling?

Who never felt gassy after eating beans?!

Many times I hear people saying that they quite eating pulses and beans due to the discomfort they give after the meal. But there is a better solution for that and you don’t need to stop eating them. Holistic medicines like Ayurveda and macrobiotic diet have a few tricks on how to consume these foods without feeling bad afterward.

Beans and pulses are very important for those who have a plant-based or vegan diet. Also, you don’t want to be limited in your ingredients range.

Why they cause gases:

Well, that happens because they contain a specific sugar, called oligosaccharide, that the human body can not separate completely. …Oligosaccharides in beans are not easily digested.

Being this a significant wellspring of protein for those on a plant-based eating diet, here are a few hints on the most proficient method to cook them

To avoid gas caused by pulses and beans do the following:

  1. Soak overnight and rise
  2. Cook with asafoetida and ajwain until very soft 
  3. Serve with olive oil  or avocado oil

Ajwain – is a strong digestive stimulant. Ideal for individuals who experience the ill effects of intestinal gas.

Asafoetida/hing – acts has a ground-breaking digestive agent, which expels sustenance stagnation from the i.g. tract, likewise dissipates intestinal gas help treat irritable bowel syndrome. If you are celiac or intolerant to gluten, you might want to avoid it, since most asafoetida is mixed with wheat.

Kambu or kelp seaweed – is an ocean vegetable that mollifies beans, making them increasingly edible and less gassy.

Olive oil or avocado oil  – because pulses and beans are a dry ingredient we need to add a bit of  olive oil, to make them a little bit more friendly digestive. Olive oil should be added after cooking. 

I hope now you will fill more comfortable next time you eat your beans 🙂









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