- Camino(s) past & future
I just had to share this: constipation was my ever present companion on the Camino, due to the absolute non-existence of fibre in the Spanish diet! Brown bread is almost unheard of, and most meat dishes come with chips not veg. If you cook in the hostel its always white pasta. And so on. My poor bowels did not like it one bit. Later on the Camino I discovered the Fart Biscuits.... Spanish supermarkets have a special section of 'Fibre Foods', obviously developed to try to make up the fibre so lacking in the cuisine. These are usually like sweet biscuits with Pea Flour added. Boy did they cause flatulence, and no they didn't aid the constipation. Other people I talked to about this delicate matter were also suffering. In the end I discovered a partial solution: soup. Spanish soup is lush and often contains Beans. Just say the magic words "Busco sopa". Did anyone else suffer as I did????