Episode 43 Low-FODMAP and Vegan with Jo Stepaniak
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a plant based diet, and anyone who eats a vegan diet expects to have improvement in their health. But what if that doesn’t happen? What if eating a plant based diet increases digestive symptoms, or causes more health problems. In Jo Stepaniak’s book “Low-FODMAP and Vegan” she clearly lays out the dangers of FODMAPs for those with IBS or a sensitive digestive system.
Topics Covered In This Episode:
- What made your write a book about being vegan with FOD MAPS?
- What’s IBS?
- What symptoms do people experience when they have it?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What is the typical treatment for IBS?
- Are there certain foods that are known to trigger IBS?
- What is a vegan?
- What reasons would someone have to become vegan?
- Why is it that some people feel worse when they go vegan?
- What are FODMAPSs?
- What are Oligosaccharides?
- What is Disaccharides?
- What is Monosaccharides?
- What are polyols?
- Can you give some examples of safe FODMAPs foods?
- Can you give some examples of danger FODMAP foods?
- Are all FODMAP foods issues for everyone, or can some people consume some over others?
- How does someone go about starting this diet?
- Is there any tips to reading food labels?
- Do you have any tips for eating out on this diet?
- What are the most common challenges for vegans trying to follow this diet?
- Is there a certain point where you reintroduce the foods?
- How can someone figure out their tolerance level?
- You book has a lot of recipes, can you tell us what your favourite recipe is?
- Is there any final advice that you can give to someone wanting to start out on this diet?
- How can someone reach you if they have questions?