What are FODMAPs?
FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols. These are names of different groups of small carbohydrate (sugar) molecules that are naturally present in food. While carbohydrates provide an important source of energy for the body, FODMAPs are carbohydrates that may be poorly absorbed in the small intestine of some people.
FODMAPs are found in a wide range of food, some food contain one and others contain several. The lactose in milk, for instance, is a Disaccharide that some have trouble digesting.
While some people can consume FODMAPs, others may experience them as triggers of gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating or gas when certain carbohydrates are poorly absorbed in the small intestine.
The low FODMAP diet is intended for people with gastrointestinal disorders. Some have seen a reduction in gastrointestinal symptoms by eliminating high FODMAP foods from their diet for a period. After a period of elimination the different FODMAPS are slowly reintroduced in order to gradually identify the tolerance level for each FODMAP.
If you follow a FODMAP diet there is no need to avoid dairy. You can still enjoy dairy as long as it free from lactose. Arla Lactofree is made following a unique process that removes the lactose while keeping all the nutrients and great taste of dairy.
Is Arla Lactofree dairy FODMAP friendly?
Yes, if you follow a low FODMAP diet, Arla Lactofree has been certified as FODMAP friendly. Absolutely all of Arla Lactofree products are free from lactose and can be enjoyed with confidence as part of a FODMAP diet.
*Easier to digest if may be lactose intolerant or have a sensitive gut. Arla Lactofree is not suitable for milk allergy sufferers. If in doubt, please consult your doctor.