This week we wrap up the 4 week Low FODMAP for Beginners series by focusing on overall digestive health. Often we don't realise that it is not just what you eat that affects the health of your digestive system, it is a combination of factors that contribute to how comfortable or rumbly your guts feel. This week we will explore the 6 Keys to Digestive Health.
So you've stocked up your pantry and understand what to look out for when reading labels, now you want to get cooking, but you don't know where to start. There aren't many recipes out there specifically catered to be low FODMAP (this blog being the exception of course) and you are tired of bland food. This is where adapting recipes comes into play.
One of the perils of being on the low FODMAP diet is having to constantly read food labels. Argh, it can get so frustrating! What is even more frustrating is having to remember all of the foods that you can't have. Some of the no-no foods are hidden amongst other ingredients and food generalisations which can let you think that what you're eating is okay, but can bring about horrible symptoms later on. It does take time, but eventually you can suss out what is okay and what isn't. To get you started I have compiled a list of 5 things to look out for when studying food labels.