1. Monash FODMAP Diet App
Have you heard about the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet App?
Monash FODMAP Diet App
If you like to have your low FODMAP resource on hand, then this App is for you.
It is divided into five sections.
The first is “About” and is essentially the same as The Low FODMAP Diet booklet, including the new information for vegetarians.
Next up is the Food Guide. It covers 8 food categories, each with a list of specific foods that have been give a “traffic light” rating according to its FODMAP content. One of the features of this traffic light system is that you can set your own personal sensitivity for particular foods, for example, if you don’t have a problem with lactose you can adjust the filtering accordingly.
The third section contains recipes and meals suggestions. Some of these are very simple, such as adding some oats to cornflakes for breakfast to increase the fibre, and others are delicious looking dishes to enjoy as a main meal or sweet treat. Each has a photo and many have some extra hints.
There is a shopping list section which you can add to from the Food Guide or Recipes.
The final section of the App is the 1 week FODMAP Challenge. The challenge is designed to help you record your dietary intake and monitor your symptoms. Each day you complete a journal of your symptoms which are then graphed at the end of the week. You can then share these results with your health professional or even with Monash University via social media.
The App will be updated every 12 months and profits will fund further research in the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University.