Welcome to the first blog post from FODMAP Dietetics. My name is Atlanta Miall and I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) soon to be an Accredited Sports Dietitian also.
I work at FODMAP Nutrition and Dietetics in Ringwood where we work to help patients with IBS and malabsorption/intolerance issues by reducing their uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms and improving their quality of life. For the most part dietary treatment for someone with these issues involves implementing the Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-ssacharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) Diet (LFD), a diet which aims to reduce ones intake of these poorly absorbed sugars.
For many, implementing this diet can be quite daunting as it tends to eliminate many foods and beverages that you may be used to consuming. Learn how to cook, bake, socialise and fuel for exercise the low FODMAP way.
If you suffer from uncomfortable tummy troubles then contact your GP who can investigate all causes. If it is likely that you are a malabsorber or intolerant to various sugars then you may need a hydrogen/methane breath test. The low FODMAP diet should be implemented with help from an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has expertise in the field.
A recipe to start you on your low FODMAP journey
Blueberry Coconut Pancakes
A serve= 2 medium pancakes
-1 1/2 cup gluten free self-raising flour
-1/4 tsp bicarb soda
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 2 ripe bananas, mashed
– 2 eggs
– 150ml water
-100ml coconut milk
– 1 cup blueberries
1. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
2. Mix the eggs, mashed banana and water together then add to the dry ingredients. Fold in ¾ cup blueberries.
3. Stir well until batter reaches a smooth consistency.
4. Spray frying pan with oil and place over medium heat. Allow pan to get hot, then pour mixture with a ladel.
5. When air bubbles start to present on the surface of the pancake it is ready to be turned. Use a spatula and flip the pancake over. Brown this side of the pancake and transfer to a plate.
6. Serve with the extra blueberries, maple syrup and some natural greek yoghurt.
Yes, you can eat greek yoghurt. The healthy bacteria present in greek yoghurt help to break down the lactose and thus it is considered to be a low lactose product.