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What Enzymes Break Down FODMAPs?

What Enzymes Break Down FODMAPs?

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and are looking to tolerate FODMAPs better, this article will walk you through some of the enzyme supplements you can take, how to use them, and their side effects. IBS is a common gut condition characterized by long-term abdominal pain. While there is no “structural” abnormality at play in IBS, the pain of IBS is considered real. Doctors use the Rome criteria to diagnose the condition and several medical treatments exist to control it. Sometimes, medical treatment doesn’t work as expected. At other times, patients might want a little bit of dietary freedom....

Jul 27, 2021

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Digestive Enzymes for Fructans

Digestive Enzymes for Fructans

The consumption rate of fructans has increased a lot lately as fructan-containing foods have become increasingly common in the Western diet. If you feel abdominal discomfort after eating breakfast cereals, bread, and pasta, you may have fructan intolerance. Or you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) — according to some estimates, around 24% of IBS patients may be sensitive to fructans. In this article, we’ll take a look at:● What fructans are and the foods they’re found in● What is fructan intolerance● Whether digestive enzymes can improve the symptoms of fructan-intolerance and IBS● What steps you can take to manage...

Jul 26, 2021

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Beano and FODMAPs

Beano and FODMAPs

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can get difficult and expensive to manage. To make it worse, it can keep you away from your favorite food and even get in the way of socializing as you become super-conscious about what you can’t eat at a party. IBS is a long-term condition and there’s no “cure” for it. However, it can be managed using medications and lifestyle changes. One dietary change that’s very popular is trying a low-FODMAP diet. FODMAPs stand for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols and can trigger bloating, abdominal pain, and cramping in IBS patients. Digestive enzymes can help...

Jul 21, 2021

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Is Whey Protein Isolate Low FODMAP?

Is Whey Protein Isolate Low FODMAP?

There is a plethora of protein powders out there. While most experts recommend getting protein from a natural diet, protein powders are an excellent (and often necessary) option in some groups. With so many choices out there, patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) — or other gut conditions worsened by FODMAPs — can have a hard time determining the best protein powder for them.In this article, we’ll look at what protein is and why you need it, the types of protein powders, whether whey protein isolate is low FODMAP, and what other low FODMAP protein powder options IBS patients have....

Jul 19, 2021

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How Quickly Do FODMAPs Affect You?

How Quickly Do FODMAPs Affect You?

FODMAPs are carbohydrates that have been linked to symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation, especially in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  If you have IBS and are wondering how quickly FODMAPs might send you to the washroom, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll take a look at some basic gut physiology and some conditions (other than IBS) that you may have if you find yourself running to the bathroom immediately after a meal. What are FODMAPs? FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. They are basically short-chain sugars found naturally in diet. Examples include:  Fructose...

Jul 12, 2021

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