The FODMAP diet helps with digestive problems.

The low FODMAP diet is a diet in which people simultaneously avoid lactose, fructose, sugar substitutes and certain multiple sugars.

A low FODMAP diet list is only as complete as it covers the individual requirements of the people concerned. It shows up again and again that it depends almost always on the quantity of the consumed food or on their processing or preparation.

Breads with traditional, i.e. long dough, are often tolerated, of course in individual quantities. Also, some FODMAP-sensitive people tolerate spelt and oats, while others do not. Similarly with fruits, vegetables, lettuce and nuts. The only right way is to calmly try out which foods are tolerated and in what quantity.

High FODMAP foods are not unhealthy. They trigger symptoms only if the intestine of the person concerned is accordingly pre-damaged or an individual, perhaps also constitutional intolerance is present.

To practice a low FODMAP nutrition forever is a symptom-oriented measure. "I can't tolerate this and that, so I won't eat it anymore." Who does not mind such a restricted diet, can stay with it, but should make sure to still be well supplied with all nutrients, vital substances and also fiber - especially since just the FODMAP foods are often particularly rich in vital substances.

Low FODMAP products from Frusano

Frusano offers many alternatives for a varied and healthy FODMAP diet. Frusano was created 2006 with the goal of helping those people, who suffer from Fructose intolerance . When Ulf Herrmann, managing director of Frusano, was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption in February 2005, he was faced with the problem of finding that fructose-free foods were hardly available. Since there was apparently no supplier of fructose-free foods, he took matters into his own hands and founded the company Frusano.

The next step was the development of own products. All Frusano own products are sweetened with a fructose-free glucose syrup, which due to the malt sugar content not only tastes better, but is also healthier than pure glucose.

All Frusano products on the FODMAP Nutrition List are made as naturally as possible. They are free of fructose and lactose, free of sugar substitutes and free of indigestible polysaccharides. They therefore meet the requirements for a low FODMAP diet. The Frusano own products are even far below the low FODMAP limits with regard to their sugar values and ingredients. The Frusano products exceed above all regarding sucrose and Fructosfreiheit the Low FODMAP standards by far.

The FODMAP nourishing plan as signpost to more benefit and joy of life

The individual FODMAP nutrition plan looks different for those with the typical complaints of the digestive tract, such as flatulence, diarrhea and constipation.

Here is a brief overview of the most important sources of FODMAPs:

  • Oligosaccharides: garlic, leeks, spring onions and scallions, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, salsify, artichokes, legumes, etc.
  • Disaccharides (twofold sugars), especially lactose (= milk sugar): milk, yogurt and soft cheese. Lactose-free, on the other hand, are often long-matured hard cheeses.
  • Monosaccharides (simple sugars), especially fructose: Various fruits, such as figs, apples, pears, dates and watermelons, also sweeteners such as honey and agave syrup. Dried fruits are particularly high in fructose, so they are not part of the low FODMAP diet list.
  • Polyols (sugar substitutes/sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, etc.): All products sweetened with sugar substitutes (chewing gums, soft drinks, always check the ingredients list for finished products), but also some fruits, such as apples, pears, apricots, cherries and plums, which are considered particularly rich in sorbitol.