Our digestion is a complex process that is influenced by many factors. People with sensitive intestines know how stressful it can be when certain foods cause discomfort and digestive problems. This is where low FODMAP products come into play.
What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are certain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols
that can lead to digestive symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation in sensitive people and those with irritable bowel syndrome. A low FODMAP diet can alleviate the symptoms.
The independent Monash University in Australia is recognised worldwide for its leading role in the research and development of the FODMAP concept. The university operates an established programme for testing the FODMAP content in food products and subsequent certification.
To ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, Monash University recommends a diet based on the FODMAP nutrition concept, which is divided into the following three phases:
Certified Schnitzer products
In order to
make everyday life easier for people with a sensitive gut and to help them achieve a better sense of well-being and a better quality of life, Schnitzer has had nine products certified as low FODMAP by Monash University in Australia as a cross-section of its range.
Low Fodmap App
Monash University provides an app that makes it easier for those affected to follow a low FODMAP diet. The app lists all certified products and categorises the raw materials in green, yellow and red. The app also provides nutritional tips, recipes and much more. The Schnitzer products certified as low FODMAP can also be found in the app.
More information concerning the app can be found here: Monash University Low FODMAP App