Thursday, 16 February 2017

A new take on Bircher muesli

By Erin Dwyer (Research Dietitian)


It needs to be remembered that a Low FODMAP diet is:
  1. Not for life, and
  2. For people with IBS
It is not a weight loss diet.

That being said – It is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week this week and to celebrate we have created a Bircher muesli recipe that is both low FODMAP and also a nutritionally balanced, quick and easy breakfast. Studies have shown that including breakfast as part of a healthy diet contributes to maintaining a healthy weight, so a great option for those on a Low FODMAP diet who are concerned about their weight

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Salad – Mealtime Saviours

By Shirley Webber (Research dietitian)
 

I absolutely love a good salad and it is possibly one of the easiest dishes to make. One thing I love about summer is having lots of barbeques with friends and there is just nothing better than impressing their sock off with these healthy treats. See below for my go-to salad recipes:

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Food Processing and FODMAPs - What You Need to Know

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, laboratory analysis is the only way to accurately determine the FODMAP content of food products. This is because FODMAP content is influenced by a large number of factors. For instance, in plants, ripeness, plant variety, climate, soil conditions, storage time and storage temperature may all affect FODMAP content. FODMAP levels can even vary within the same plant, depending on the part sampled, for instance the root, stem, bulb, leaves, or whole plant.


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Fermented foods and FODMAPS

By Shirley Webber (Research Dietitian)



Over the last few years, a number of “it” words have emerged in the area of gut health, such as microbiome, gut microbiota, prebiotics, probiotics, culture and fermented foods. With this emergence has come an increasing interest in fermented foods.