'FODMAP friendly' logo hits supermarkets


'FODMAP friendly' logo hits supermarkets

One in eight Australians suffer from symptoms of IBS.

There’s a new health logo hitting supermarket shelves to help IBS sufferers to shop with ease.

The gluten-free movement has seen scores of identifiable products suitable for those with coeliac disease and now a new symbol including the words ‘FODMAP friendly’ will be allocated to ‘safe’ food products for those with digestive disorders who are unable to tolerate fructose, wheat and lactose.

Ingredients and foods specifically avoided are wheat, rye, apple, honey, legumes, onion, garlic and milk.  To receive the FODMAP label, each food product is independently analysed in a food-testing laboratory. For more information on FODMAP-friendly foods, visit fodmap.com.

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