Be FODMAP Aware
What are FODMAPs?
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. FODMAPs are a group of poorly absorbed, fermentable carbohydrates that can act to produce gastrointestinal symptoms and digestive discomfort.
Some examples of common FODMAPS include:
• Poorly absorbed sugars such as lactose (milk sugar)
• Sorbitol, mannitol and other sugar alcohols
• Short chain fiber fructans (found in beans, nuts, whole grains and vegetables)
• Monosaccharides or fructose in excess of glucose (found in high fructose corn syrup, honey, watermelon and apples)
Why Do FODMAPs Matter?
Researchers and physicians are increasingly focusing on the role of a low FODMAP diet in relieving gastrointestinal discomfort.
• Including Certified FODMAP Friendly foods such as the TrueSelf™ range of food products can help you incorporate a low FODMAP diet into your busy lifestyle.
• The idea that a low FODMAP diet provides an effective approach to managing chronic digestive issues is strongly supported by more than a decade of research, originally pioneered in Australia at Monash University.