February 2017 — PlantOGram

February 13, 2017

Food is a common trigger of digestive issues. In particular, foods that are high in fermentable carbs can cause symptoms like gas, bloating and stomach pain.

A group of these carbs is known as FODMAPs, and foods can be classified as either high or low in these carbs.

Restricting high-FODMAP foods can provide remarkable relief of gut symptoms, particularly in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Here are a few of the High- FODMAP fruits:

Apples, apricots, cherries, figs, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums and watermelon

Here are some of the Low-FODMAP fruits:

Bananas, blueberries, kiwi, limes, mandarins, oranges, papaya, pineapple, rhubarb, strawberries, lychee, longan and avocado

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February 13, 2017

Achacha Drink

Achacha Thirst Quencher


  • 2 strained skin infusion
  • mint or ginger

Use as much skin infusion as required, add according to your taste, a combination of the following:

  • Sugar syrup or stevia or honey or coconut sugar, to balance the sweet/astringent taste.
  • Also add mint, fresh sliced or grated ginger, lemon slices or mineral water.

Drink through the day. It is a good accompaniment to spicy food.

In Bolivia this drink is considered a hunger suppressant. The pulp and skin very low in sugars but the skin is also rich in hydroxicidtrates, betacarotene, arginine and alanine and could aid weight loss by preventing fat building up in cells.

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