Irritable bowel syndrome is a common life-long gastrointestinal disorder in which sufferers experience digestive discomfort in the form of stomach cramps, constipation, diarrhoea and bloating. These symptoms occur for a period of time, which can be anywhere from a few days to months. There have been several links made between IBS and psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety. This is thought to be due to the alteration of gut-microbes which affects the action of the gut-brain axis.
Although it is not known what causes IBS, there are known to be dietary triggers which can cause symptoms to recur and these triggers vary for each individual. It has been found that symptoms of IBS can be controlled, to some extent, through making dietary changes and it is thought that eating sourdough bread may be beneficial to those who suffer from IBS. If you suffer from IBS then why not try making a Basic Sourdough Boule to see if it helps improve your digestive discomfort?
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