Patients queries and questions are always brainstorming activities for me. They keep me on my toes till i don’t satisfy them with the suitable answers. It is good that these queries help in choosing topics for my blogs because i am sure by this way the content helps the reader more.
One my reader is following diet of her dietician and has lost remarkable weight with the help of her diet. But the pattern of her diet is little unfriendly with her gut. She complains about the flatulence after she started the particular diet suggested by her dietician .
Her questions were, How can i cop up with this flatulence ? Are there any options or substitutions for salads?
Once return from work ,i feel hell hungry and want to munch on junks . What should be the appropriate food that i can munch on in evening time?
- Answer 1:
The probable reason of the flatulence is the pattern of diet. Eating cubes of paneer(cottage cheese)(as told by her ) for lunch is little impractical and unacceptable though it completes the calories, protein fat equation as per the diet rules. But if the same diet is to be continued then adding ginger, lime, rock salt and luke warm water in the meal can help to some extent to relive the flatulence (gases) and promoting the digestion. i still would suggest to revise the diet plan.
If your dietician is suggesting you salads, they should be salads only. Ayurveda has different approach on uncooked food or salads. the salads eaten in large quantity as a meal can increase load on digestion . Eating uncooked sprouts salads in large quantity and regularly can increase the indigestion, flatulence and also have an impact on bowel habits. Eating the salads regularly in small quantity is beneficial but eating them as your complete meal is wrong in some way. Use black pepper powder ,rock salt, cumin and dry ginger powder to enhance the digestion of salad and preventing the flatulence.
- Answer 3.
Yes the evening time especially for the Pitta dominant prakriti people is the time for “Fire in gut !Feed me”. Munching on Chivda, Bhel,Chips,another junks are strictly no no. If possible make it as your dinner time.Early dinner is anytime good. If not possible soups are the best options. Red pumpkin, Green lentils soups are advisable. Ready to make soups are not advised at all. Other than soups you can have butter milk and amaranths flakes (rajgira lahi). red rce flakes (salichya lahya) with milk or buttermilk are good alternative to junks.
Note: The diet should be planned according to the region, conditions of person,habits, body patterns and above all considering the person in the center and not keeping the calories as goal!