If you or someone you know is on a Low-FODMAP diet, it’s easy to still enjoy the tastes of fall with this Low FODMAP recipe Pumpkin Bread Recipe.
I’m convinced there’s one reason fad diets do as well as they do. They all rely on one common theme:
The idea of cutting out one food group is easy to remember.
The idea of not eating for a certain number of hours of the day — again, easy to remember.
But most dietitians will tell you the same thing:
Nutrition isn’t always a simple science
There’s so much we’re learning every day about the human body. This is especially true as it relates to our digestive system and the abundant “life” that lives within that system known as our microbiota. (Be sure to listen to The Prebiotic & Probiotic Episode if you haven’t already).
The evolution of science inspires dietitians to learn more. But also makes it difficult to “simplify” nutrition advice, especially for people suffering from conditions that we understand less about.
I’ll admit upfront that I’m not a digestive health dietitian.
(but frequent guest of the show Kate Scarlata is and she is UH-MAZING, so please go follow her)
However, digestive health is an area I’m fascinated with. I often devote a lot of talk time to digestive health as a topic on my podcast. (The Poop Episode is one of the most downloaded episodes of the show to date… along with The Eyelashes Episode… let that sink in for a moment.)
Having family members who suffer from IBS (have you listened to The IBS Episode?) made me more aware of what science says about alleviating their symptoms.
One main area some nutrition practitioners focus on now is using a Low FODMAP diet. Developed by Monash University, it assesses whether or not “FODMAPS” are the cause of someone’s digestive issues.
What is a FODMAP?
FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. It sounds scary and complex but basically stands for specific types of short-chain carbohydrates that can trigger digestive distress in some people. When I became a dietitian 20+ years ago, FODMAPs were not something the nutrition community knew anything about. Now, it’s a common term used in nutrition circles and one that’s getting more and more national attention.
My plan is to have Kate back on the show soon to discuss FODMAPs — who the diet is for, who it isn’t, and most notably, why it’s NOT a lifelong eating plan. Until that time I can offer you two things:
(and arguably what I do best)
A new recipe for Low FODMAP Pumpkin Bread
A lot of the recent attention on Low FODMAP diets is centered around developing new Low FODMAP products for supermarkets (and I’ve got no problem with that). BUT, as I shared with you in my recent post about Gluten-Free Pear Bread, my love of quick & easy baking recipes (especially quick breads) is as endless as the number of pumpkin recipes flooding the internet during pumpkin season and this time of year.
And here’s one more.
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