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?

According to the internationally recognized FODMAP Friendly Program, 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
  • And
  • 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?

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.