Low FODMAP FAQs

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What’s this new loaf all about? Read our most frequently asked questions.

 What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) are a collection of carbohydrates (common in bread) that are poorly absorbed in some people causing indigestion.

What is the low FODMAP diet?
Individuals on a low FODMAP diet reduce the intake of high FODMAP foods which may help improve gastrointestinal symptoms for some people. The low FODMAP diet restricts all FODMAPs in the diet for a short period of time. Once symptoms resolve, FODMAPs are slowly re-introduced with the help of a Registered Dietitian. This helps confirm which FODMAPs are causing symptoms, and which FODMAPs are tolerated

Why is our Low FODMAP Loaf better for sensitive tummies?
Having a sensitive tummy, also known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), affects an estimated 1 in 7 people. Common symptoms in people with sensitive tummies or IBS include bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Our Low FODMAP Loaf is good for people with sensitive tummies because it is low in FODMAPs – a group of short-chain carbohydrates that can trigger IBS symptoms because they are not absorbed properly in the gut. FODMAPs are found in many foods, such as regular bread.  If you have a sensitive tummy, replacing regular bread with this low FODMAP bread may help reduce gastrointestinal symptoms listed above.

Why is our Low FODMAP Loaf so good?

Our Low FODMAP Loaf is made using a delicious mix of grains and seeds including oat bran, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, flax seeds, and kibbled sorghum. Plus, our Low FODMAP Loaf provides the following benefits:

  • Low in FODMAPs
  • Made for individuals with sensitive tummies who often get bloated when they eat regular bread
  • Whole grain

Is this bread gluten free?
No, and if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, this bread is not for you. Many people who eat gluten-free bread are actually not diagnosed with celiac or a wheat allergy. Recent scientific research indicates that for people experiencing digestive discomfort, reducing their intake of FODMAP foods is a more effective way to manage their symptoms.

Visit select COBS Bread Test Bakeries from November 1st to November 29 to try our Low FODMAP Loaf.

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