How often do you experience discomfort or bloating after eating a meal? It might not be those rich and heavy meals causing your gut to flare up, the problem could be FODMAPs.
FODMAPs are a group of short-chain carbohydrates found in commonly eaten foods such as onions, garlic, milk, and honey. When they travel through the gastrointestinal tract, where the fluid and gas build-up pushes on the walls of the intestines, they can cause gut pain and discomfort in some of us.
Enter the Low FODMAP diet and Fody Foods.
The Low FODMAP diet was first defined in 2004 by researchers at Monash University in Australia, and it categorizes foods that trigger gastrointestinal problems according to the type of carbohydrate they contain, i.e., Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. Studies show that following a Low FODMAP diet can provide complete symptom relief for up to 75% of people suffering from IBS.
Examples of High FODMAP foods include:
- Oligosaccharides: Wheat, rye, onions, garlic, beans, dates, raisins
- Disaccharides: milk, cottage cheese, Yogurt, cheese, ice cream
- Monosaccharides: mango, honey, asparagus, snap peas
- Polyols: peaches, blackberries, Prunes, avocado, celery, cauliflower
Fody Foods is committed to bringing back the joy in eating for those suffering with IBS and other digestive discomforts with their delicious, gut-friendly, Low FODMAP foods. All Fody’s products are certified Low FODMAP, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and made with carefully sourced, real ingredients promoting digestive health.
Find Fody Foods’ line of certified low FODMAP foods at your local Earth Fare!