I did my usual body attack this morning and afterwards I love going to my favourite café Top Paddock in Richmond to refuel.
What to choose for a low FODMAP breakfast…..
One of my favourite low FODMAP breakfasts is gluten free bread, poached eggs, avocado (1/4 whole avocado) and bacon.
It tasted as good as it looks! I know that they serve half an avocado but I am not overly sensitive to polyols so I can eat half an avocado without issue. For those of you who don’t know polyols are sugar alcohols and are the P in FODMAPs. The predominant polyol in avocado is sorbitol. If you have a problem with sorbitol which you will find out from doing hydrogen and methane breath test or from doing the elimination and re-introduction diet, stick to a 1/8 serving (roughly 20g). Those of you with fructose malabsorption may also want to watch out for sorbitol as it disrupts the absorption of fructose into the blood stream resulting in more fructose being malabsorbed thus more sugar in the intestine at risk of fermentation resulting in uncomfortable IBS type symptoms (i.e. bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea).
This breakfast contains protein along with every vitamin except C from the eggs, carbohydrate and fibre in the bread, healthy monounsaturated fats from the avocado and protein in the bacon.
I know what you are all thinking a dietitian eating bacon hasn’t she seen all the research on processed meats and bowel cancer! I have seen the research and I know that processed meats are not an everyday food but I do enjoy them weekly and that is ok because I get my 30g of fibre each day from my diet. Fibre plays an extremely important role in bowel health; ensure that you get plenty from eating low FODMAP fruits, vegetables and grains.