Have you ever heard of a FODMAP? It's an acronym for:
Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.
So what does this all mean? FODMAPs are small chain sugars and fibers that are poorly digested and can contribute to gas, bloating and other digestive woes. Food and beverages including milk, ice cream, apples, pears, mango, HONEY, AGAVE SYRUP, watermelon, onion, garlic, wheat, barley, peaches, apricots, blackberries and common fiber additives know as inulin or chicory root extract are sources of FODMAPs. The low FODMAP diet was designed to help minimize symptoms in individuals that suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The Good News is that MAPLE is not a FODMAP and is a better source for those who suffer.
Blogger, Kate Scarlata, is an expert in the area of the low FODMAP diet. She recently posted a 'Fall flavors for the FODMAPer: Give-a-way!' so check it out below:
I don’t know about you…but I am really getting into all things made with pumpkin and maple this autumn. Yesterday, I made the most amazing pumpkin crumb cake! I will be sharing that recipe with you next week. Gear up…it is a good one.
To celebrate the season, I decided to do a fall inspired low FODMAP treat give-a-way!
Check out this swag…
A big shoutout to Superseedz, Simply Gum, Tonewood, Trueself and Justin’s for collaborating with me and making this give-a-way possible! Along with the FODMAPer tote, you will also win:
Superseedz Maple and sea salt seasoned pumpkin seeds! I love these sweet and savory pumpkin seeds that make a nice topping for your morning oats, lactose free yogurt or add a delicious crunch to your garden salad. I am a BIG fan of pumpkin seeds as they are a great source of magnesium, a nutrient many of us fall short on.
Simply Gum Maple flavor is one of my favorite flavors for this all-natural (sugar alcohol free) gum.
Tonewood This pure maple sugar cube is way too fun! I love maple sugar, blueberries & pecans in my morning oats or in my freshly popped popcorn (try it, you’ll like it!) .
Trueself Pumpkin Spice low FODMAP bars! These are fresh off the press, certified low FODMAP and created by a gastroenterologist! Great for a safe option on the go.
Justin’s Maple Almond Butter. Gotta love a little maple infused almond butter. For a perfect combo, pair a tablespoon of almond butter with a banana for a quick snack on the go!
For a chance to win, simply leave a comment and share your favorite Thanksgiving tradition (food or not food related). Believe it or not…in the US, Thanksgiving is just about 3 1/2 weeks away!
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