FODMPs, or Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, are fermentable fibers that are poorly absorbed in the digestive tract.
They include sugar alcohols and “short-chain” carbohydrates in legumes, pulses and certain fruits and vegetables. There are a lot of health benefits in consuming these fermentable, prebiotic fivers as they feed our microbiome and promote diversity in our gut bacteria – a keystone to flourishing health.
Yet, these fermentable fibers can be difficult to break down, and consuming them can lead to:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal distension
Many people who struggle to digest these foods implement a low FODMAP diet, which is intended as a short-term solution to manage symptons. This restrictive diet can be difficult to maintain, along with being confusing and frustrating to adhere to. It also comes with the threat of potentially starving the microbiome, as the diet is intentionally deprived of a range of fibers that feed the beneficial organisms in the gut.
So, eliminating high FODMAP foods is not a practical and permanent solution.
The digestive enzyme blend in FODMATE helps to break down potentially troublesome FODMAPs and assist in overcoming the occasional digestive issues that accompany eating them.\
This means you don’t need to hesitate with eating the odd high FODMAP meal! You can keep consuming nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich, plant-based foods, or, if you unintentionally est s high FODMAP food, you have the support your body needs to better digest it. You can get back on track with your recommended low FODMAP guidelines with minimal confusion and minimal symptoms!