Is Saffron Good for Irritable Bowel?

Roxana Anton

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If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you must be careful with your diet and everyday cuisine.

Some ingredients like glutin or milk derivates, a few vegetables, coffee, or tea might not suit your needs.

You will have to get these hard-to-digest ingredients out of your diet and reintroduce them later, little by little.

Saffron is a yellow-orange spice which, in addition to making the dishes more colorful, has beneficial antispasmodic and analgesic properties: also for this reason it is particularly effective in helping those suffering from abdominal pain and irritable bowel. (SOURCE https://www.cure-naturali.it/encyclopedia-naturale/alIMENTO/nutrizione/zafferano.html)

Do you feel pain in many areas of your belly, have trouble urinating, don't sleep well, have headaches, and feel tired and depressed all the time?

Maybe it's time to do an enterogastrological visit. If the issue is irritable bowel, then the below receipt might be what you need.

Here's a good Risotto recipe, perfectly suitable for those of you who must deal with an everyday Irritable Bowel.

Shrimp, zucchini, and saffron risotto

There is no gluten in this risotto.

In fact, rice is a cereal that doesn't have this protein which, in many people, can lead to digestive problems.

There are also no dairy products (derivates of milk), another category of food that can create problems. For this reason, shrimp, zucchini and saffron risotto can be safely included in an intestinal re-education process, technically called FODMAP.

The Receipt

Ingredients for 4:

400 gr. classic rice for risotto;

400 gr. shrimp already peeled and cleaned;

a sachet of saffron or a level teaspoon;

1 courgette (zucchini vegetable).

How it is done:

Boil the shrimps in lightly salted water. When they are cooked, drain them but keep the cooking water.

Lightly toast the rice in a rice cooker or large pan with a high edge, adding the cooking water from the shrimps.

Cook over medium heat until it is al dente.

Stew the zucchini separately, cooking them in a pan with a lid. If you prefer a stronger flavor you can add a tablespoon of olive oil.

During the last 2-3 minutes of cooking, add the shrimps, courgettes, saffron and mix with a wooden spoon so that the flavors blend better.

Put the resulted risotto into a deep plate, and serve hot.

You can also decorate it with rosemary. You can use a sprig of rosemary or a few leaves of sage, to give a touch of color and enhance the scent of the dish.

Normally, you should not use milk derivates, but if you like it - you can add on top of the dish your favorite grated Parmesan, to give even more taste to this extremely simple and tasty dish.

For all of you who don't like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but you do appreciate a tasty dish, the risotto recipes are probably some of the best choices.

Risotto is usually preferred and liked by everyone in the family, and one of the most popular choices when you don't know what to cook on a normal workday.

Risottos are a good choice for all those of you who have digestion and stomach issues. Risotto is gluten-free, easily digestible, rich in fiber.

It is easy to make, and the costs should be around 5-8 $ for 4, for a meal.

If you want to find out more receipts ideas of pasta and risotto, follow my account for more culinary secrets to enrich your cuisine and make your family happy.

In case you prepare this simple and delicious dish, feel free to post pictures of it and tell me how you liked it if you personalize it if you had any issues with it and if you would change something within it.

Feel free to unleash your creativity in your kitchen!

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