5 natural remedies to digest legumes better

At last I’ll be able to eat hummus without perfuming my surroundings. 😄

What are pulses?

Legumes are plants that produce seeds essential to human nutrition.

The main pulses are :

  • Lentils.
  • Beans.
  • Split pea.
  • Chickpeas.
  • Lupins.
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Benefits of legumes

Pulses are rich in :

Their benefits complement those of cereals.

Why do legumes make you fart?

90% of people have difficulty digesting legumes, which causes flatulence and bloating.

Why is this?

Mainly because they contain complex carbohydrates that the small intestine finds hard to digest. So they are fermented in the large intestine, producing gas.

However, other causes can interfere:

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Disease.
  • Excessive consumption.
  • Unsuitable food preparation.
  • Emotional wounds.

Natural remedies

There are several solutions for reducing gas.


Pulses contain blocking agents that slow down and reduce the quality of digestion.

Plunging them into water helps neutralize the indigestible components, with the help of a few ingredients:

Soaking for at least 3 hours is recommended.

The soaking water is discarded and not used for cooking.



A long enough cooking time also increases digestibility.

Here are a few ingredients with digestive properties that can be added to the cooking water:

  • Turmeric.
  • Thyme.
  • Ginger.
  • Cayenne pepper.
  • Kombu.
  • Cumin.
  • Bay leaf.


Chewing is magic when it comes to breaking down complex carbohydrates.

Salivary enzymes help prepare for digestion… provided I chew sufficiently and consciously.

Intestinal detox

How to facilitate digestion in the small intestine?

With a gentle intestinal detox.

Lasting 10 days, it improves the breakdown of legumes before they reach the colon.


If I have too much flatulence, there’s an imbalance.

For a body in perfect health, pulses can certainly produce farts, but only in limited quantities.

Behind most digestive disorders lie emotional wounds.

I can discover how to deal with my emotions.

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How to digest legumes better?

There are some natural remedies to :

  • Improve their digestibility.
  • Improve my digestion.

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