He’s been open about his struggles with Chrohn’s and IBS, and as part of National IBS Month, we’re chatting with Firefighter Tim, along with Registered Dietitian Annessa Chumbley about what the best diet is for people who have “tummy troubles.”
It’s National IBS Month – and 1 in 7 Americans struggle with it. Most people with IBS are having success by following what’s called a low FODMAP diet. What in the world is that? FODMAP is a acronym for foods that contain a certain kind of carbohydrate (short-chain), and this short-chain carbohydrate is not properly digested in people with IBS, typically giving them bloating, gas, stomach cramps, and many unpleasant symptoms after that. Foods high in that short-chain carbohydrate are onions, garlic, pasta, beans, apples, mangoes, honey, dairy, and many more. Having IBS can really take the joy out of eating – unless you know a place to get the convenient foods that you love, like pasta sauces, salsas, dressings, etc.
Here’s the good news! Fody Foods is the leading low FODMAP food company committed to bringing the joy back in eating for IBS sufferers. Fody makes delicious, gut-friendly and low FODMAP products typically unacceptable on the low FODMAP diet – including salsas, snack bars, oils and dressings, condiments, and seasonings. Each product is Monash University certified (the highest level of low FODMAP certification for food products), gluten-free and non-GMO.
Fody’s products are available locally at Whole Foods and Safeway. You can also order online at fodyfoods.com as well as access a variety of low FODMAP resources including information about the diet, nutritionist tips, recipes, and more.