Monday, 20 February 2017

A New Look for the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet

A new year, a new look! We are very proud to formally introduce you to our new icon. This icon will now feature across all Monash FODMAP products and services. This includes our Monash University low FODMAP diet smartphone app, food certification program (including packaged products) and website.

Look out for the new icon today!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

A new take on Bircher muesli

By Erin Dwyer (Research Dietitian)

It needs to be remembered that a Low FODMAP diet is:
  1. Not for life, and
  2. For people with IBS
It is not a weight loss diet.

That being said – It is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week this week and to celebrate we have created a Bircher muesli recipe that is both low FODMAP and also a nutritionally balanced, quick and easy breakfast. Studies have shown that including breakfast as part of a healthy diet contributes to maintaining a healthy weight, so a great option for those on a Low FODMAP diet who are concerned about their weight

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Salad – Mealtime Saviours

By Shirley Webber (Research dietitian)

I absolutely love a good salad and it is possibly one of the easiest dishes to make. One thing I love about summer is having lots of barbeques with friends and there is just nothing better than impressing their sock off with these healthy treats. See below for my go-to salad recipes:

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Food Processing and FODMAPs - What You Need to Know

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, laboratory analysis is the only way to accurately determine the FODMAP content of food products. This is because FODMAP content is influenced by a large number of factors. For instance, in plants, ripeness, plant variety, climate, soil conditions, storage time and storage temperature may all affect FODMAP content. FODMAP levels can even vary within the same plant, depending on the part sampled, for instance the root, stem, bulb, leaves, or whole plant.