The Protein Powders Recommended If You Have IBS and Bloating and Follow a Low FODMAP Diet
A special welcome to our guest brand, That Protein who are taking over the Life By Equipe Resource Centre today with this thought-provoking look into which Low FODMAP Plant Based Super Proteins are best for you to avoid the painful symptoms of IBS!
Find out what a FODMAP diet involves and try their delicious range of vegan Super Proteins, created by nutritionists, that you love to blend into smoothies, bakes, protein shakes and cereals!
I suffer from IBS and bloating and plan to follow a LOW FODMAP Diet. What Protein Powder can I use?
What is FODMAP?
Firstly let’s define what FODMAP stands for. The low FODMAP diet was developed by Monash University researchers to provide relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The diet is a scientifically proven one.
Put simply, FODMAPs are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS.
FODMAPs are found naturally in many foods and food additives. Below is the list of High FODMAP sugar groups to avoid if you are choosing low FODMAP foods.
Process through which gut bacteria ferment undigested carbohydrate to produce gases.
Fructans & GOS - found in foods such as wheat, rye, onions, garlic and legumes/pulses.
Lactose - found in dairy products like milk, soft cheeses and yoghurts.
Fructose - found in honey, apples, high fructose corn syrups, etc.
Sorbitol & Mannitol - Found in some fruit and vegetables and used as artificial sweeteners.
Dairy is a disaccharide and so all dairy products with lactose are not a suitable FODMAP food, therefore whey protein powders which have lactose are not suitable to use. Any vegan protein powders containing any of the above ingredients are likewise not suitable to use.
Thankfully Plant-Based nutrition company That Protein has three vegan Super Proteins that are suitable low FODMAP foods to support your general nutrition or fitness programme:
As always when starting any new diet a low FODMAP one should be done in conjunction with a dietician or nutritionist who can help you with your nutrition plan. For more information about the low FODMAP diet, we recommend consulting www.monashfodmap.com
By That Protein
Free-From Dairy, Soy, Flavourings or Thickeners + NO Added Sugar
Created by nutritionists, That Protein creates delicious vegan super proteins made with organic and cold pressed ingredients including baobab, chia and raw cacao for making dairy, soy & gluten free protein shakes, smoothies, breakfast bowls and bakes!
Simply mix with your milk of choice or add to yoghurts, cereals and bakes for a boost of nutrient dense protein.
Free from dairy, Free from soy, Non GMO, Free from fillers, thickeners, colourings or flavourings, No added sugars.
Suitable for Vegan and plant-based diets, the super protein range helps build and maintain lean muscle and helps recovery post exercise.
They support overall health functions such as reducing fatigue, immune function, supports energy-yielding metabolism, helps keep you fuller for longer and delivers antioxidants into you nutrition.