It’s not ‘healthy”, but my-goodness, it’s delicious! Vegan, lowFODMAP and Gluten Free can a bit miserable sometimes, so I really wanted to share this indulgent recipe for when you really need it. I’ve, erm, “tested” it several times and can honestly say it is awesome every time and non-vegans are stunned they’re so good!
You can find the full recipes here:
IBS affects around 11% of the global population, (that’s one in ever 9 people you meet!!) so let’s not be embarrassed about it! I want this channel to be a safe, open and kind place for people dealing with IBS. We’re far from alone, so let’s ask questions, share advice and feel better together xx
▽ What are FODMAPs?
The term FODMAP is an acronym, derived from “Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols”. They are short carbohydrates found in lots of health foods, which the bacteria in your intestines will breakdown, producing gas in the process.
For unclear reasons some people are particularly sensitive to this and experience painful and embarrassing symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation and fatigue. FODMAP restriction has been found to improve symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID).
▽ What is a Low-FODMAP Diet?
The Low-FODMAP diet usually involves carefully cutting the down the amount of FODMAPs you consume over a day and at one time for 2-6 weeks until your symptoms resolve or at least become manageable. Then you “re-challenge” each type of FODMAP individually to see how sensitive you are to them. Thankfully most people can tollerate some or all of the FODMAPS at certain levels or combinations.
▽ Is it forever?
NO! From this feedback you can reintroduce foods in a way that won’t set off your symptoms. Your tolerance will likely improve over time, so you can always retest foods when you feel up for it.
▽ Resources For Vegan Low-FODMAPers
These are the two things I’ve found to be invaluable since starting the low-FODMAP diet.
The first is the official app* from The Monash University. It’s the easiest and most up-to-date way to check what foods are A-okay and how big your portion size can be. Measurement come in grams, as well as “cups”, which it great as a brit!
The second is the ONLY vegan cookbook* I’ve found among the masses of meat-filled low-FODMAP ones. Admittedly it’s not totally my style of cooking but it has been great inspiration and it is very informative.
“Low-Fodmap and Vegan: What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything” By Jo Stepaniak
Music// Copyright Free
Born Twice by Mark Tracy (free to use with Filmora)
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