What is a low FODMAP diet?
Many people are not familiar with FODMAPs or a low-FODMAP diet, but over the years it has emerged as one of the fastest growing diets as being an effective treatment for individuals in managing digestive symptoms related to IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome) estimated to affect 1 in 7 people today.
FODMAPs are naturally present in certain foods and a diet that contains a low amount of FODMAPs has been found to improve the control of IBS symptoms by a research team at Monash University in Australia. Not only do FODMAPs trigger symptoms in people who suffer from IBS, but FODMAPs can also affect sufferers of celiac disease and Crohn’s Disease.
What are FODMAPS?
FODMAP is an acronym for:
Fermentable – broken down “fermented” by bacteria in the large intestine
Oligosaccharides – molecules made up from sugars joined in a chain
Disaccharides – a double sugar molecule
Monosaccharides – a single sugar molecule
Polyols – sugar alcohols
These short-chained carbohydrates are found naturally in many foods we eat. Depending on the quantity consumed and the individual’s tolerance, FODMAPs can lead to increased gassiness, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Which Enjoy Life Foods snacks are low FODMAP?
Grain & Seed Bars – Banana Caramel
Grain & Seed Bars – Banana Caramel Grab & Go Packs
Grain & Seed Bars – Chocolate Marshmallow
Grain & Seed Bars – Chocolate Marshmallow Grab & Go Packs
Grain & Seed Bars – Maple Sweet Potato
Energy Bites – Dark Chocolate & Raspberry
Energy Bites – Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Grab & Go Packs
Energy Bites – Dipped Banana
Energy Bites – Dipped Banana Grab & Go Packs
Energy Bites – SunSeed® Butter
Energy Bites – Cinnamon Chipotle
Baking Chocolate – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
Baking Chocolate – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks
Baking Chocolate – Dark Chocolate Morsels
Mini Cookies – Soft Baked Snickerdoodle
Mini Cookies – Chocolate Chip Crunchy
Mini Cookies – Double Chocolate Crunchy
Crunchy Cookies – Chocolate Chip
Crunchy Cookies – Double Chocolate
Chewy Bars – Cocoa Loco
Chocolate Bars – Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Bars – Ricemilk Chocolate
Breakfast Ovals – Berry Medley
Breakfast Ovals – Chocolate Chip and Banana
Breakfast Ovals – Maple Fig
What Low FODMAP certification does Enjoy Life Foods use?
Enjoy Life products are certified by The FODMAP Friendly Food Program. The FODMAP Friendly logo is the only registered certification trademark worldwide certifying FODMAP levels in food products that have been laboratory tested to be low in FODMAPs. It is designed to enable consumers with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS) who are following a Low FODMAP diet to easily identify and select suitable packaged food products. For more information, visit www.fodmapfriendly.com.