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If you’ve taken a look at labels of packaged foods lately, chances are you’ve seen “natural flavors” listed as an ingredient. We often think of the term “natural” as synonymous with health, but when it comes to natural flavors, this isn’t exactly the case. What exactly are natural flavor[...]
Despite your best efforts, FODMAPs may unintentionally sneak into your diet. If you accidentally eat a high FODMAP food or a high FODMAP serving size of a food, you may find yourself sitting there all day wondering if and when your pesky GI symptoms are going to show up. What is the typical tim[...]
Find a list of foods and ingredients which may contain lactose below. First, let’s have a quick primer on lactose, lactose-free, and dairy-free. What is lactose? Lactose is a type of simple sugar and a FODMAP found naturally in milk and milk products. It’s broken down by an enzyme cal[...]
The holiday season is often centered around bringing people together over meals and as a result, it can be a stressful time for those with dietary restrictions. What will you be able to eat? Will the host be offended if you refuse to try the dish they prepared? How do you clearly and tactfully [...]
Following a low FODMAP diet can be challenging when determining portion sizes, which foods to choose, and which foods to avoid. There are some great tools such as the Monash University Low FODMAP app and the Fig app (in beta) to help you determine what is and is not low FODM[...]