Developed to relieve digestive issues, the low FODMAP diet is known by some as the most effective way to manage IBS and other GI sensitivities. Make this elimination diet more enjoyable and get the nutrients you need with ProNourishTM drink.
Over 70 million people in the United States experience regular digestive symptoms, with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) affecting more than 25 million people. That’s a lot of upset stomachs.
Nutritionists and researchers are finding that the most effective way to manage these GI symptoms is through an elimination diet – namely, the low FODMAP diet. It’s the first step to relieving symptoms of digestive issues, with the goal of identifying what exactly is irritating your system, and eliminating them from your diet. Because ignorance is not bliss. If you don’t know what’s causing these issues, you can’t fix it. So this is the way to find out!
FODMAPs is more than just a funny-sounding word, it’s an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. Needless to say, we’re going to stick with calling them “FODMAPs.”
What in the world are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are specific types of carbohydrates found in food and drinks that, for some people, aren’t broken down properly, therefore triggering those unpleasant digestive symptoms. Watch the video below for a much more digestible (pun intended) explanation
The Low FODMAP Diet
To follow a low FODMAP diet, you must (obviously) eliminate high FODMAP foods, like onions, apples, milk, honey, and beans. This elimination period lasts for a few weeks, following the direction of a Registered Dietitian or doctor. Then, you’ll slowly begin reintroducing FODMAPs into your diet to see which ones work for you and which ones might trigger your digestive symptoms.
As you can imagine, eliminating so many foods can leave a few holes in your nutrition. That’s where ProNourish™ drink comes in. It’s the first product of its kind, made specifically for people with digestive sensitivities and those who are following a low FODMAP or other elimination diet. People following this type of diet can experience deficiencies in fiber, calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium and riboflavin. Some form of supplementation is often necessary, but with the elimination of many common foods, it can be difficult to find something that fits into your diet.
ProNourish™ nutritional drinks contain 3 g of fiber plus 25 vitamins and minerals, including 25% or more of the daily value for calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium and riboflavin, to help fill nutritional gaps. Plus, it has 15g of protein and comes in two delicious flavors, making it the perfect snack or mini-meal!
Following a low FODMAP diet should always be done with the guidance of a trained professional. If you suffer from digestive discomfort, talk to a doctor or Registered Dietitian to see if this is something you should try. Elimination diets can be tricky, so get more information by visiting www.LowFODMAPcentral.com.