The award-winning plant based nutrition company That Protein are celebrating being the official first and only certified low FODMAP protein powder in the UK, and we couldn't be happy for them (and your tums!).
Protein powders have long been used to help our nutritional intake of vital vitamins and minerals, however lactose and filler-filled whey powders can make the painful symptoms of IBS and bloating much worse.That Protein are different. Made only with organic and cold-pressed natural ingredients that are free from dairy, soy, GMO, thickeners, fillers and no added sugar, these powders are a great choice for homemade smoothies, pancakes, baking and cereals for nutrient-dense protein to help you feel your best.
That Protein Becomes First FODMAP Friendly Certified Protein Powder in U.K.
Following a rigorous laboratory tested evaluation process, That Protein's Blissful Raw Cacao Organic Super Protein has become the first protein powder in the U.K. to be certified low FODMAP. It also been voted Best Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder in the U.K for it's delicious blend of the richest, creamiest organic raw cacao and organic brown rice protein perfect for chocolate lovers.
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What is Low FODMAP?
Firstly let’s define what FODMAP stands for. The low FODMAP diet was developed by Monash University researchers to provide relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The diet is a scientifically proven one.
Put simply, FODMAPs are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS.
Low FODMAP stands for low fermentable, oligosaccharides (fructans & GOS), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides (fructose) and polyols. Put simply, FODMAPs are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS.
FODMAPs are found naturally in many foods and food additives. Below is the list of High FODMAP sugar groups to avoid if you are choosing low FODMAP foods.
Fermentable: Process through which gut bacteria ferment undigested carbohydrate to produce gases.
Oligosaccharides: Fructans & GOS - found in foods such as wheat, rye, onions, garlic and legumes/pulses.Disaccharides: Lactose - found in dairy products like milk, soft cheeses and yoghurts.
Monosaccharides: Fructose - found in honey, apples, high fructose corn syrups, etc.
Polyols: Sorbitol & Mannitol - Found in some fruit and vegetables and used as artificial sweeteners.
A study found that around 3/4 of those who follow the Low FODMAP diet reported an improvement of the symptoms of IBS which include bloating, gas and gastrointestinal pain. Thankfully Plant-Based nutrition company That Protein have three vegan Super Proteins that are suitable low FODMAP foods to support your general nutrition or fitness programme:
and I Heart Pumpkin and Chia Super Protein.
Headed by Vegan entrepreneur Darlene McCormick, That Protein won the prestigious Nourish Awards billed as the “toughest in the health food sector”. Ms McCormick said: “At any one time in U.K. around 10-20% of people are suffering with IBS. With our FODMAP Friendly certification people can be assured that they can enjoy That Protein’s Blissful Raw Cacao Plant Protein safely on the low FODMAP diet whilst supporting their fitness and wellness goals.”
Tim Mottin, director of the FODMAP Friendly Food program, says “We’re pleased to partner with That Protein to certify an innovative FODMAP Friendly product for those with digestive issues following the low FODMAP diet. This is the first protein powder product to be certified in the UK under our certification program and we’re excited to see the number of UK based products continue to grow.”
That Protein’s Blissful Raw Cacao Organic Super Protein is a blend of only 2 ingredients: organic brown rice protein and organic raw cacao.
As always, when starting any new diet a low FODMAP one should be done in conjunction with a dietician or nutritionist who can help you with your nutrition plan. For more information about the low FODMAP diet, we recommend consulting www.monashfodmap.com