Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sprouting – does it reduce the FODMAP content of foods?

By Caroline Tuck

Our department at Monash University gets many requests for FODMAP food analysis. One that is commonly asked for is whether sprouting can affect the FODMAP content of foods – we have recently undertaken some studies on sprouting and wanted to share our results. Popular sprouted products include grains (such as wheat or rye) and legumes (such as chickpeas). Sprouted grains and legumes are in transition between the seed and new plant phases. While they’re marketed for their superior nutrient profile, there is limited evidence to support the benefit of these products over non-sprouted alternatives.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Endometriosis and IBS - The Importance of Getting the Right Diagnosis

By Judy Moore (PhD candidate) and Dr Jane Varney

March is endometriosis awareness month, so we thought what better time than to talk about the overlapping symptoms between IBS and endometriosis, and the need for a proper diagnosis.

Monday, 13 March 2017

IBS and THAT Time of the Month...

By Lyndal McNamara (Research Dietitian)

That’s right ladies, you have not been imagining things. IBS symptoms really can and often do worsen around the time of your period. Over our next few blogs we will explore why this is the case and also discuss some practical strategies to help you better manage symptoms around your period.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

By Erin Dwyer

As the weather gets cooler it's nice to curl up with a warm bowl of nourishing soup. This recipe has been adapted from a Taste.com recipe to be low in FODMAPs but high in flavour! Serve this meal with some natural yoghurt (lactose free if needed) and a piece of low FODMAP bread for a tasty meal!