The low-FODMAP diet and Sunfiber

October 7,2016

If you’re struggling with digestive issues such as constipation, bloating and painful gas, you may have heard about FODMAPs. Researchers have shown that following a low-FODMAP diet may help soothe your gut and put you on the path to regularity. Sunfiber also helps on that journey. Here’s what you need to know about FODMAPs and Sunfiber.

FODMAPs are in the food you eat

FODMAPs are simple, short-chain carbohydrates that are broken down by bacteria in your gut. Foods such as honey, pears, apples, watermelon, garlic, onions, milk and lentils fall into this group. The term FODMAP is an acronym for:

Fermentable: Fermentation is the process your gut bacteria use to turn carbs into gas. It also turns juice into wine, so it isn’t all bad.

Oligosaccharides: Complex carbohydrates. Saccharide means sugar. These are generally slower to digest.

Disaccharides: Two-sugar molecules. Examples include sucrose, lactose and maltose.

Monosaccharides: Better known as simple sugars. Our bodies break these down quickly.

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Polyols: These are sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and xylitol.

Reducing your FODMAP consumption may help your belly Studies have shown that reducing FODMAPs in the diet may help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and other digestive conditions as well as fibromyalgia and eczema.

But it’s not an easy fix to tummy troubles. A low-FODMAP diet is very restrictive and is meant to be a temporary way to soothe your gut. It’s best undertaken under the watchful eye of a knowledgeable physician or dietitian.

How is Sunfiber related to FODMAPs?

Many fibers, which are carbohydrates, are a source of FODMAPs but vary in fermentability. Some fibers tend to cause a lot of gas – the reason you may avoid eating baked beans and cabbage – while others ferment slower and cause less gas. Sunfiber is made with all-natural, very low FODMAP guar fiber. This non-GMO fiber has a very slow fermentation rate. That’s why there’s little-to-no painful gas or bloating when you boost your fiber intake with Sunfiber.

Sunfiber’s gentle fiber supports your gut health by helping food move through your body at just the right pace. It also helps comfortably feed your gut’s beneficial bacteria. Sunfiber is the smart and easy way to support your digestive health.

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