Research diet updates
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Easter special: What is the FODMAP content of chocolate?
- Green : dark chocolate. 1 serve = 5 squares or 30 g
- Amber : milk chocolate. 1 serve = 5 squares or 30 g - Lactose is the fodmap
- Amber : white chocolate. 1 serve = 5 squares or 30 g - Lactose is the fodmap
Avoid large serves of chocolate. Chocolate is high in fat, and when consumed in excess can affect gut motility and may trigger symptoms.
Avoid carob chocolate. Carob powder is high in oligos (fructans), and much higher than cocoa powder.
Posted 8 April 2014
FODMAP content of Hot Beverages
The Translational Nutrition research group completed analysing a range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate beverages in September 2013 (see detail in table below). This information will soon be added to our smart phone FODMAP app .
If milk is added, choose suitable low FODMAP milk such as lactose-free cow’s milk or soy milk (based on soy protein, not whole soy beans- which are high in FODMAPs). Many individuals with lactose malabsorption can tolerate small amounts of lactose-containing milks such as cow’s or goat’s milk (e.g. 2 tablespoons). It is important to note that caffeine does affect gut motility and, when consumed in excess, can be an additional symptom trigger.
Low FODMAP Content
Moderate FODMAP Content
High FODMAP Content
*Regular or decaffeinated
(Ratings are based on a 1 cup/250ml serve)
Posted 18 October 2013