Many people associate healthy and gut friendly food with something that is not very tasty or rich in flavor. While this is far away from true, have you ever asked yourself why it is so important for us to eat tasty food?
The taste of our food is what makes it a pleasurable experience instead of an annoying chore we need to get done, in order to keep ourselves alive. Living organism are not machines and food is not just “fuel”. Food is packed with meaning and information about our choices and culture, and therefore, about ourselves. The taste and smell sensations have a vital role in digestion because they trigger our salivary glands and digestive “juices”. Without them, our stomachs would not be ready for digestion and we would have difficulties digesting the food and getting use of the nutrients. The senses of smelling and tasting also provide information about the food that signal whether the food is good and fresh or dangerous to eat.
Furthermore, if you follow a healthy meal plan and avoid processed foods (and if you are reading this blog, you probably are), you definitely want your healthy food to be tasty as well. Nobody can keep up long with food they don’t like, so if you don’t want to start hating healthy food, make sure you enjoy it as well. Plus, it would make it much easier for you to say no to unhealthy food, when you know you can eat a delicious alternative that also has health benefits and would not make you feel guilty for eating it.
We can now confidently say that eating tasty food is not only a pleasurable experience but also important for proper digestion and overall satisfaction. Individuals, who have IBS or other digestive issues, should be able to eat tasty food as well, despite the fact that they follow a low FODMAP diet. So, which one is the best tasting low FODMAP brand that has healthy, gut friendly and delicious food? Let’s take a closer look at the following products and then you can answer this question yourself…
Salsa- Salsa is one of the most popular Mexican foods and it definitely deserves its popularity. This sauce is full of vegetables, has a spicy taste, goes well with many dishes and is the perfect dip. The original recipe contain onions and garlic, but this would be very bad for your sensitive stomach. Luckily, we have a low FODMAP certified salsa that is also very delicious. It almost sounds like it is too good to be true, but with the salsa by Casa de Sante you will never miss onion and garlic again. This salsa is made with the finest vegetables and is low in sodium, which makes it perfect for a heart healthy diet as well.
Curry Sauce – This sauce simply fits almost everything. Rice, quinoa, steak, chicken breast, roasted vegetables… Your meal becomes complete and rich in flavor with just a little bit of this amazing sauce. The curry sauce by Casa de Sante is here to prove that low FODMAP food could be amazing too, without causing any digestive discomfort. This gut friendly product is made with the finest, flavorful ingredients, and it is very low in carbs. It is suitable for any diet, such as paleo, vegan, gluten-free, keto and dairy-free.
Salad Dressing – People, who say that salads are boring, do not understand how important the dressing is. The vegetables in the salad might provide most of the nutrients, but the dressing is responsible for whether we enjoy the salad or not. The salad dressings by Casa de Sante are suitable for the Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP), they are FODMAP approved and free of gluten, GMO and sugars. Made with organic extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and different essential oils that boost your immune system and promote healthy digestion, those dressings guarantee you a delicious and flavorful salad with tons of health benefits. You can choose from Basil & Lemon, Sweet Orange , Grapefruit, or a variety pack of all, because once you try one of them, you would want to have them all! In case you are missing the classic Caesar Salad while following your low FODMAP diet, Casa de Sante has a solution for this as well. Our Caesar Salad Dressing is completely safe to use and does not contain lactose, soy, onion, garlic, gluten or artificial flavors or colors.
Granola Snacks – Snacks are very useful tools that you can use as fast breakfast, when on the go, or when you are kind of hungry, but still don’t feel like having a big meal. The snacks by Casa de Sante are developed by a Physician Scientist and contain ingredients that are very rich in healthy nutrients, such as grains, nuts, spices and seeds. They are a great source of iron and very low in carbs and sodium. Those low FODMAP certified bars are free of oat, lactose, gluten, GMO, soy, cholesterol and artificial additives. Enjoy a burst of energy with our healthy snacks without worrying about digestive discomfort.
Protein Powder – In this article, we discussed how important protein is for everyone, especially for athletes. Unfortunately, if you have IBS or any digestive problems, most of the protein powders on the market are a big No for your sensitive stomach. The whey and vegan protein powders by Casa de Sante are low FODMAP certified and free of any ingredients that might cause discomfort. Their gentle formula offers a high percentage of protein per serving and tastes amazing. This protein powder is the perfect tool to boost your muscle recovery after a workout, or use in different recipes to increase your daily protein intake.
Are you still wondering which one is the best tasting low FODMAP brand out there? Try out some of our products and taste for yourself how delicious food can be! Take a look at our store and browse through our condiments, seasonings & herbal mixes, sauces, protein powders and much more! There is no need to miss on your favorite meals when the products by Casa de Sante provide delicious low FODMAP alternatives!