Bloating, gas and stomach aches ... It is the daily life of many French people with irritable bowel syndrome.
And to relieve pain and discomfort, there is no question of taking medication!
The European doctor 1 Jimmy Mohamed explains in his column "Our Health" how to adapt your diet in order to feel better.
Many French people suffer from digestive disorders which lead to bloating and stomach aches. Some even have what's called irritable bowel syndrome. Doctor Jimmy Mohamed, health consultant of Europe 1, offers Thursday morning some tips to relieve these people without medication.
Many French people suffer from digestive disorders which lead to bloating and stomach aches.
Some even have what's called irritable bowel syndrome.
Doctor Jimmy Mohamed, health consultant of Europe 1, offers Thursday morning some tips to relieve these people without medication.
“To counter irritable bowel syndrome, you have to look at digestion. And digestion begins with chewing. Nature has given us front teeth to chew on and back molars to crush. So the first piece of advice I can give you is to take the time to chew when you eat. And for good reason, chewing is a mechanical and chemical phenomenon: you also have an enzyme, amylase, in your saliva. , to degrade food.
Decrease the amount of foods that contain "foadmaps"
If you swallow whole, which is often the case with rather soft, industrialized foods, you are putting extra work on your digestive tract.
For example, a poorly chewed piece of bread will ferment in your digestive tract and give off gases made up of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane.
There is also sulfur, present in about half of the gases, which is responsible for the odor.
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All this is not a health problem but comes from the diet: it is not a disease to have gas.
To prevent them, we must reduce the amount of foods that contain what are called "foadmaps".
It is a barbaric name which roughly designates the sugars present in certain light foods, in milk, but also in pulses and cereals.
This is why people who have digestive problems go on a gluten-free diet.
Watch out for fibers
You should also be careful with fiber, although it is often said that it is good to eat it.
Soluble fibers (citrus fruits, legumes…) will slow down the transit, keep gas and ferment.
Insoluble ones (vegetables, cabbage, bread, cereals…) will increase the volume and give pain.
To adapt your diet, I recommend certain paid applications or to go see a dietician.
I also recommend that you move: physical activity allows you to mobilize gas and relieve you without medication ".