Last time I wrote about all the things that are high FODMAP that get restricted during the elimination phase of the low-FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I usually like to talk more about things TO do as opposed to what you shouldn't but I just couldn't fit everything into one post! Today we're talking about what is included on the low-FODMAP diet!
There are lots of foods that are low-FODMAP so you can certainly have a balanced diet even during the elimination phase but please remember t...
So if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you've probably heard people talking about FODMAPs and the low FODMAP diet. But what are they and how can the low FODMAP diet help reduce your IBS symptoms?
FODMAP stands for:
Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides- GOS)
Disaccharides (lactose- milk sugar)
Monosaccharides (excess fructose)
Polyols (sugar alcohols- sorbitol and mannitol)
Essentially, FODMAPs are small, short chained carbohydrates or sugars that your body has diffi...
Okay guys, today we're going to shift gears and talk about something we might not usually speak about with our friends: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation. That's right, we're talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)! Even though we might not talk about it, IBS affects about 13-20% of Canadians, according to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research. That's up to 1 in 5 people in Canada! IBS symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and either constipat...
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you're going to the gym and being mindful of what you eat to try to become more fit. The thing is, when you go to the gym, you always feel exhausted and have a hard time getting through your workouts. You’re getting enough sleep, eating enough protein and maybe even taking pre-workout supplements but you're still struggling even though you're not over-training. The most probable cause? You're not eating enough carbohydrates.