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?
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
Low FODMAP Energy Bites
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
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
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.