The Low FODMAP diet was originally developed by the research team at Monash University as a way of helping to control the digestive symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as bloating, abdominal pain, gas and alternating bowel movements (ranging from constipation to diarrhoea).
What does fodmap stand for?
These are simple and complex sugars found in a variety of foods including some fruits and vegetables, milk and wheat products. These types of foods can be fermentable in the gut and/or poorly absorbed, which causes the digestive symptoms, so taking them out of your diet for a while may help them become better tolerated in the future.
Who should eat a low fodmap diet?
If you have been advised by your GP or healthcare provider to follow this way of eating, then it is always sensible to ensure that you also have the basics of healthy eating right too. Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you generally eating a healthy balanced diet with 3 meals each day and healthy snacks if necessary?
- Are you keeping yourself hydrated with plenty of healthy fluids?
- Are you keeping the foods which trigger your digestive symptoms to a minimum?
Having these fundamental basics in place will help you to better incorporate a Low FODMAP way of eating.
Has anyone used Purition on the low fodmap diet?
“I am a Purition vegan addict! I suffer from IBS and on the low fodmap eating I tried the vegan product and I have had no problems what’s so ever. I don’t just have shakes I also make my own protein balls for when I’m on the go so I don’t make an unhealthy choice. I feel the cost of Purition is fantastic and the quality is all natural which is what I wanted. I love working out and am now aware about what foods I put into my body due to the IBS. The taste is delicious also as you get the nutty ness come through which I love. I have a shake plus protein balls every day. Would I use another shake? NO WAY customer for life. ””
Emma – Reviews.co.uk
Can I use Purition on the low FODMAP diet?
Yes, Purition can be utilised as part of a low FODMAP way of eating. It makes a natural, convenient and delicious ‘anytime’ meal.
The protein that we use in our ORIGINAL varieties is in isolate form which means that it has been filtered to remove the lactose (the sugar carbohydrate found in milk) making it easier to digest and absorb in the gut. The hemp, pea and brown rice proteins in our VEGAN varieties are also low FODMAP as is the pea protein that we use, although peas themselves are considered to be high FODMAP*.
Healthy fats, protein & fibre
Nuts and seeds are a great source of healthy fats, protein and fibre. However, there are a few nuts which are advised not to consume on a low FODMAP diet. Thankfully the amounts and blend of flax, sunflower, chia, pumpkin, sesame and almonds in most of our varieties are FODMAP friendly**.
At Purition, we also include Psyllium Husk and apple pectin fibre as part of our ingredients, according to Monash, fibre types such as psyllium are less ‘gas forming’ and therefore are likely to be tolerated better by people with IBS following a low FODMAP diet (1) and the chemical structure of pectin differs from that of a FODMAP making it ferment at a slower rate with a more controlled and steadier gas production compared to FODMAPS, therefore safe to include as part of a low FODMAP way of eating. (2)
Fodmap friendly foods
It may seem overwhelming initially to reduce high FODMAP foods as a lot of them are in the foods which we eat regularly, however you can rest assured that our products are FODMAP FRIENDLY where possible** and include Purition as part of your daily balanced low FODMAP diet.
For a comprehensive list of FODMAP’s in foods you can visit https://www.monashfodmap.com or download their app “Monash University FODMAP Diet”.
*pea protein is low FODMAP when blended with other low FODMAP ingredients.
**please be advised that our Pistachio variety may contain high FODMAPS.
Article written by Nutritional Therapist
Kate Bevan Wood Dip CMN mBANT CNHC
6 servings for 6 days
If you’d like to try Purition for a week or so to get a feel of how it may suit or benefit you, then a Discovery Box is a good place to start – just to try it first. Choose any 6 flavours from either our Original (vegetarian) range or Vegan range.
We suggest swapping out your usual breakfast for 5 or 6 consecutive days.