When your gastrointestinal tract isn’t quite 100%, what should you eat and what should you avoid?

When this is you, you want foods that are gentle on your stomach and easy for your body to digest. Ideally, you will choose foods that deliver some nutrition and don’t further aggravate your digestive tract. It can be hard to know where to start, especially when food still doesn’t seem appealing.

Most fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood are gentle on your GI tract and not too hard for your body to digest. It is commonly agreed that foods containing simple carbohydrates with no fiber or those that are rich in protein with no carbohydrates are absorbed rapidly and are considered easy to digest foods.

This is where couscous comes in.

Why couscous is good for your stomach

Once considered to be a North African delicacy, couscous is now a commonly consumed food in most parts of the world. Couscous is a carbohydrate-rich food that can be consumed as an alternative to pasta, rice and other grain-based foods. It is particularly rich in selenium, an important mineral that protects your body and supports thyroid gland function, DNA production and reproduction.

Regardless of whether it is made from refined grains or whole grains, couscous has benefits for your health thanks to its nutritional content.

The American Diabetes Association states that most people should consume between 25 and 30 grams of fiber each day. According to 2014 study in the Journal Acta Scientarium Polonorium, fiber is able to help with a variety of gastrointestinal issues, including:

  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Duodenal ulcers
  • Diverticulitis

Additionally, fiber can help prevent diseases like obesity, diabetes, stroke, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.


What’s better: refined couscous or whole wheat couscous?

Selecting whole wheat couscous has more benefits than refined couscous on your health. This is because couscous made from whole grain durum wheat will have more fiber. Fiber is considered to be an essential nutrient.

With over one hundred years of experience in the management of products derived from wheat, Martino carefully selects hard semolina grains which, processed with fresh Matese water, create a healthy and nutritious Couscous. This is because our production site is immersed in the green of Molise, which allows us to obtain an eco-sustainable, genuine and quality Couscous .

Our mission is to produce a quality Couscous, but which can meet your tastes. That’s why we produce different varieties of Couscous.
If eating pasta or pizza weighs you down, try our:

  • Organic and wholemeal couscous: see here.
  • Couscous al Naturale, dedicated to gluten intolerant people: see here.
  • Couscous Kids for your children, healthy and light: see here.

Discover now all our tasty recipes to prepare couscous in many original ways

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