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Lectin-free diet and FODMAPs

Lectin-free diet and FODMAPs

When it comes to gut health, you may hear a lot about reducing inflammation. Research says that if the gut is imbalanced, then inflammation ensues and can increase your risk of various chronic inflammatory conditions. Inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can negatively impact quality of life.  Some symptoms of IBD can be controlled by diet. Let’s learn about how the lectin-free diet and avoiding FODMAPs can improve gut health for some people. About lectins Lectins are a type of protein found in foods such as beans, legumes, whole grains, and certain vegetables. Although lectins are a form...

Jul 11, 2019 0 comments

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FODMAP Sensitivity Tests

FODMAP Sensitivity Tests

Certain symptoms after eating like abdominal pain and cramping can make you wonder if you have a food allergy or sensitivity. You can visit an allergist or have blood tests done, but they won’t always pick up possible food intolerances that could be causing your discomfort. One such possibility is that you are sensitive to FODMAPs, or fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. Let’s learn a little more about food intolerances and how you may be able to figure out if you have a FODMAP sensitivity. What is a food intolerance? A food intolerance is different from a food allergy....

Jun 10, 2019 0 comments

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Low FODMAP Ruby Tuesday

Low FODMAP Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday is a casual dining restaurant chain that has been providing fresh, quality food in a comfortable atmosphere for over 45 years. Because of the fresh, quality ingredients this dining chain uses, there are many options for those who follow a low FODMAP eating regimen. Let’s look at how you can eat safely on your low FODMAP diet at Ruby Tuesday. Disclaimer: All information was derived from the Ruby Tuesday Allergen/Sensitivity Interactive Platform on their website and not all ingredients were available for review. Therefore, the following are suggestions based upon the information available. It will be up to...

Jun 04, 2019 0 comments

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High FODMAP food list

High FODMAP food list

When you’re following a low FODMAP diet, it’s important to know what foods you can eat safely so you can plan meals and snacks. But perhaps just as important to know what to eat, it’s important to know what foods and drinks to avoid. This is because when you’re eating out or purchasing processed food products, there can be hidden ingredients in such items. If consumed, even the smallest amount of such hidden ingredients could trigger uncomfortable digestive symptoms. So, read below for a basic guide to those foods and drinks that are high FODMAP so you can stay safe...

May 23, 2019 0 comments

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Low FODMAP and Low Histamine Food List

Low FODMAP and Low Histamine Food List

When you hear the word histamine, you may think of allergies. During allergy season, its not uncommon to take an antihistamine medicine to help reduce your sneezing, itching, and runny nose. So, what is histamine and what does it mean to eat a low histamine diet? Histamine is made naturally in the body and is involved in many functions like immune function and carrying messages between nerve cells. It’s just when there is an imbalance between the histamine produced and histamine broken down that health issues can ensue. Let’s look at how a low histamine diet, along with a low...

May 16, 2019 0 comments

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