Epicured & Mount Sinai Make Low FODMAP Easy With Prepared Meals Delivered Right To Your Doorstep
Epicured's Michelin-star chefs have collaborated with Laura Manning, RD, Clinical Nutritionist at the Mount Sinai IBD Center to create the Extra Sensitive Menu for IBD and IBS symptoms.
All Extra-Sensitive Menu Items Are:
✔️ easier to digest ✔️softer textures ✔️lighter ingredients
✔️recommended for Crohn's & colitis ✔️low FODMAP ✔️gluten-free
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Food: the IBD Treatment You're Probably Not Thinking Enough About
IBD with IBS Overlay is Extremely Common. The Low FODMAP Diet Can Help.
Did you know Up to 60% of people with IBD, whether in active inflammation or remission, may experience IBS-like symptoms.2 This is known as IBD with IBS overlay and may include symptoms such as gas, bloating, pain, cramping, and diarrhea/constipation. The good news is that academic medical centers across the world are finding that the low FODMAP diet, which is frequently recommended for managing IBS symptoms, may reduce symptom severity in IBD patients as well.3
The low FODMAP diet is often recommended in clinical practice and helps people “find ways to eat that will allow them to manage symptoms and feel like they are in control,” according to Laura Manning, Clinical Dietitian at Mount Sinai IBD Center.4 “A FODMAP elimination and reintroduction process can be a life-changing tool for IBD patients to identify the triggers that add to their daily stress.” Up to 78% of individuals with IBD reported reduced GI symptoms after following a low FODMAP diet.5
The Essentials on Low FODMAP
FODMAPs (fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are hard-to-digest sugars which pass through the small intestine without being properly broken down. When FODMAPs pass into the colon, they ferment and create gas. While in the colon, they pull water into the gut. This water and gas builds up in the gut and may cause gas, bloating, pain, cramping, and diarrhea/constipation.
The FODMAP diet is a highly complex diet that cuts natural, hard-to-digest carbohydrates found in hundreds of foods. FODMAPs include common foods such as garlic, onions, wheat, and milk.
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- Cozma-Petrut, A., Loghin, F., Miere, D., Dumitrascuo, D. (2017). Diet in irritable bowel syndrome: What to recommend, not what to forbid to patients! World Journal of Gastroenterology, 23(21), 3771-3783.
- Halpin, SJ., Ford, AC. (2012). Prevalence of symptoms meeting criteria for irritable bowel syndrome in inflammatory bowel disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 107(10), 1474-1482.
- Colombel, JF., Shin, A., Gibson, P. (2019). AGA clinical practice update on functional gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Expert review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 17(3), 380-390.
- Mount Sinai inside. What should you eat if you have IBD? (2018, June 19). Retrieved from https://inside.mountsinai.org/blog/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-ibd/.
- Prince, A., Myers, C., Joyce, T., Irving, P., Lomer, M., Whelan, K. (2016). Fermentable carbohydrate restriction (low FODMAP diet) in clinical practice improves functional gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
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