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Leafy Green Veggies – The Ultimate “Superfood”
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Leafy Green Veggies – The Ultimate “Superfood”

Despite all the hoo-ha in the media about vegetarians, vegans, and the fear over nutritional deficiencies, well-planned plant-based diets have many health benefits and can provide all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary for a long and healthy life. Overwhelmingly, the research shows that well-planned plant-based diets are associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases, including: obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes,...

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2 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Oct 28, 2016
Why this FODMAP Friendly Vegan is obsessed with Japanese Cuisine
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Why this FODMAP Friendly Vegan is obsessed with Japanese Cuisine

If you’ve been following my work for a while, you’ve probably gathered by now that I’m a pseudo little Japanese lady, both in my lifestyle habits (I’m perhaps the most boring 24-year old you’ve ever come across! 🙂 ), as well in my culinary preferences. I am utterly obsessed with all things Japanese – the culture, the people, the obsession with hygiene and orderliness, the...

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1 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Sep 03, 2016
Getting Adequate Nutrient Intake while being a FODMAP Friendly Vegan
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Getting Adequate Nutrient Intake while being a FODMAP Friendly Vegan

While it is certainly not impossible, getting enough nutrients while being a FODMAP-friendly vegan can be difficult due to the somewhat restrictive nature of both diets. This is especially true during the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. No need to fret though! Below, I have provided a few (hopefully helpful) tips for ensuring you’re getting enough of the vitamins and minerals vegans or...

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0 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Aug 26, 2016
The Importance of Prebiotics & a Spotlight on Tigernuts
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The Importance of Prebiotics & a Spotlight on Tigernuts

Not to be confused with “PRObiotics”, “PREbiotics” refer to all the different kinds of fibre that encourage beneficial species of gut flora to grow in your digestive tract. Unfortunately for us FODMAP-ers, prebiotics are what we call “indigestible fibre”, as they are very difficult for our body to break down. However, your gut flora is capable of digesting them – and more food for the...

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6 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Apr 08, 2016
What’s the Deal with Low FODMAP Almond Milk?
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What’s the Deal with Low FODMAP Almond Milk?

I hear it all the time … how is it that almond milk is OK on the low FODMAP diet, but almonds themselves are not .. how exactly does this work? While we’re not exactly sure why this is, it would appear that like tofu, the processing of almonds into the form of almond milk helps break down some of the FODMAP content. While this...

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2 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Mar 26, 2016
How do I know if I have a FODMAP Intolerance?
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How do I know if I have a FODMAP Intolerance?

How do I know if I have a FODMAP Intolerance?  I recommend that anyone who suffers from irritable bowel syndrome try the FODMAP elimination diet, since FODMAPs include many of the irritants responsible for symptoms of IBS (carbohydrates, prebiotics, and certain sugars). You can be tested for 3 of the FODMAPs: fructose, sorbitol and lactose, through a hydrogen breath test (although the accuracy of such...

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2 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Oct 22, 2015
Protein on a low FODMAP Vegan Diet
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Protein on a low FODMAP Vegan Diet

Do you ever feel it’s almost an automatic response for people who hear you’re vegan to say “but what about your protein!?!” It’s SUCH a common misconception that vegan diets are lacking in protein, as there are several protein-rich plant-based foods. Nearly all vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds containing some, and often much, protein. Having said this, LOW FODMAP vegan diets can potentially lack...

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16 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Oct 22, 2015
Travelling as a FODMAP Friendly Vegan
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Travelling as a FODMAP Friendly Vegan

Holidays are events most people look forward to – exotic locations, no work, time spent with loved ones, enjoying the cultures and cuisines of foreign lands. However, to those following a low FODMAP vegan diet, travelling can be an extremely anxiety-provoking experience due to a number of factors including the fear of unknown foods, the limited availability and knowledge of how takeout food is prepared...

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0 / Sharon Rosenrauch / Sep 11, 2015