If you’re following a low FODMAP diet you might be wondering about which protein powder is suitable for you and your stomach.
Do you suffer from digestive issues – bloating, gas, cramps, constipation or diarrhoea? Food can be a major irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) trigger. It is usually the FODMAPs – small carbohydrates in certain foods – causing your stomach woes.
FODMAPs are a large group of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in all sorts of foods and drinks. These sugars may be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and fermented by bacteria to produce gas. For some people, a diet high in FODMAPs can cause a range of abdominal symptoms. Common symptoms are bloating, excess wind, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea (or a combination). Following a low FODMAP diet can help manage these symptoms – 75% of people with IBS experience relief with a low FODMAP diet.
When you initially cut FODMAPS out of your diet you will need to avoid a large range of foods. High FODMAP foods to avoid include wheat, onions, garlic, milk, yogurt, apples, pears, stone fruits and even cauliflower. The Monash Uni FODMAP app is a powerful tool to help you find low FODMAP food.