The low FODMAP diet app is the app you’ve been looking for to help you make the best food choices for your IBS.
Many people with IBS suffer from food intolerance. One of the most common types of food intolerance is FODMAP intolerance. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that you likely tolerated well in the earlier years of your life. However when the digestive system is not functioning optimally, these particular carbohydrate molecules are allowed to enter the colon while they are still partially intact. This may result in the drawing of fluid into the colon, causing loose stools and diarrhea. It can also result in fermentation as your gut bacteria feed on these carbohydrate molecules and release gas, causing bloating and flatulence. In evaluating your diet to manage your IBS, we will often need to address your FODMAP tolerance and for many people, reducing their intake of FODMAP-containing foods is extremely helpful in reducing their symptoms. This is where a low FODMAP diet app can help.
When you go to research foods containing FODMAPS, you’ll discover the diet is pretty complex. There are many foods to avoid, and within the list of foods you can eat, some are limited in portion sizes. There is a learning curve regarding which foods to avoid and which are safe to consume. That is why I recommend this app so frequently, and am seen frequently pulling my phone out in the middle of a consult to use it myself. This app was created by Monash, the university that developed the low FODMAP diet. It is continually updated with the most recent FODMAP information as the data from new research comes available. This is the most comprehensive database on the FODMAP content of various foods, right at your fingertips, and gives you an easy red, yellow, or green lite signal to designate whether to avoid, limit, or consume a food freely. I mainly use the “Guide” section of this app to search for different foods, but the app also contains recipes which are valuable to anyone starting out. The app also tells you which FODMAP categories the FODMAP-containing foods fall into.
The Monash University low FODMAP diet app is available for iPhones and Android smart phones, and costs $7.99-$12.99. Use this app to plan next week’s recipes and grocery list so you can start feeling better soon! Then leave me a comment below on how you like the app or how the diet has helped you!