Category: Low FODMAP

list of ingredients with lactose that are not lactose free

Which foods contain 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 called lactase. Some people do not naturally produce lactase; this results in an inability to digest lactose (also known as lactose intolerance).

Low FODMAP Label Reading

While it’s always the safest bet to eat certified low FODMAP foods when following a low FODMAP elimination diet, it’s not possible to do so

Add Variety to a Low FODMAP Diet

From dragon fruit to lentils and millet to lactose-free kefir, it really is possible to eat the rainbow on a low FODMAP diet – as long as you watch your serving sizes. This week’s guest blogger, Antonella Dewell, RDN, gives her best tips for adding variety. Enjoy!

Is Cheese Low FODMAP

Low FODMAP Cheese

It’s a happy day when people discover they can still eat cheese on a low FODMAP diet! Lactose is the FODMAP of concern when it comes to dairy products like cheese. Fortunately, many cheeses are considered low lactose, especially aged cheeses. But how do you know which cheeses are low enough in lactose to be considered low FODMAP cheese? It’s really quite simple!

Low FODMAP Snacks like popcorn

Low FODMAP Snacks

If you’re following a low FODMAP diet, I’m sure you are familiar with the portion size restrictions around some of your favorite foods. You may find that your meals are a bit smaller than they were before, leaving you feeling hungry in between meals. How do we feed that hunger while still adhering to the low FODMAP diet? Let’s take a look at how to enjoy snacks while on a low FODMAP diet.

What is FODMAP Stacking and How do You Avoid it?

FODMAP stacking happens when you eat two or more servings from the same FODMAP group at the same time or within several hours of each other. When this happens, FODMAPs can compound together and cause symptoms.

Restaurants on a Low FODMAP diet

Low FODMAP restaurants: Tips for eating out low FODMAP

When you first start a low FODMAP diet, you may wonder, “Can I ever eat out at a restaurant again?” While the diet is certainly easier to follow when cooking at home, that does not mean you have to cook every single meal for the duration of elimination and reintroduction. Let’s dive into eating out low FODMAP and explore some low FODMAP restaurants!