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 Bowel 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.
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?
While not all Enjoy Life Foods products are certified FODMAP Friendly, we do offer a growing range of certified snacks. Download this convenient printable FODMAP Friendly product reference sheet or peruse the list below.
Low FODMAP Breakfast & Snack Bars
Chewy Bars – Cocoa Loco
Breakfast Ovals – Berry Medley
Breakfast Ovals – Chocolate Chip and Banana
Breakfast Ovals – Fig & Maple Flavour
Low FODMAP Energy Bites
Energy Bites – Dark Chocolate & Raspberry
Energy Bites – Dipped Banana
Energy Bites – SunSeed® Butter
Energy Bites – Cinnamon Chipotle
Low FODMAP Chocolate
Baking Chocolate – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
Baking Chocolate – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks
Baking Chocolate – Dark Chocolate Morsels
Chocolate Bars – Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Bars – Ricemilk Chocolate
Low FODMAP Cookies
Mini Cookies – Soft Baked Snickerdoodle
Mini Cookies – Chocolate Chip Crunchy
Mini Cookies – Double Chocolate Crunchy
Crunchy Cookies – Chocolate Chip
Crunchy Cookies – Double Chocolate