The Fodmap diet is a tummy-friendly nutrition diet and improves gut health. MCHEF is proud to be approved

FodShop products are safe & suitable to eat, no matter which FODMAP phase an individual is in, or where they're at in their digestive health journey.

Those who experience digestive issues are all too familiar with the difficulty in finding suitable food to eat that won't upset their gut.

Many grocery food products contain garlic, onion, lactose, fructose and other problematic molecules, called 'FODMAPs', making confident food choices difficult and confusing for sufferers of gut symptoms.

In the face of a time-pressured, busy lifestyle, finding suitable low FODMAP food on-the-go is bamboozling and time-consuming.

Following a low FODMAP diet is the most effective dietary intervention for the management of IBS symptoms, with clinical research demonstrating that up to 81% of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers gain symptom relief on the diet.

FODShop is the world’s first and only worldwide online specialty tummy friendly online grocery, cold, fresh & frozen home delivery service.

We are a gut health expert Nutritionist-run shop, providing hundreds of food products & meal delivery services from more than 300 brands’ low FODMAP food products, enabling those with sensitive tummies to trust food, and enjoy eating again.

What are FODMAPs?

‘FODMAP’ is an acronym which stands for ‘Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Dissacharides, Monosaccharides & Polyols’; the names of different groups of poorly-absorbed short-chain sugars, including not only fructose and lactose, but also molecules called fructans, galactooligosaccharides (GOS) and sugar alcohols, like sorbitol and mannitol.

Why should I be concerned about FODMAPs?When consumed in food or drink, FODMAPs can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine, continuing their path along the gastrointestinal tract until they reach the large intestine, where these 2 things can happen:

  • The FODMAPs are readily fermented by bacteria in the large bowel, contributing to gas production there.
  • FODMAPs are highly osmotic, which means they attract water into the large bowel, which can result in increased bowel actions, and/or alterations in normal bowel habits.

These 2 processes can trigger undesirable symptoms like flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or a combination of both.

What does a FODMAP diet involve, and is it for me?There are 3 phases of the FODMAP diet, which include the following:

  • The first phase is where high FODMAP foods are strictly eliminated for 2-6 weeks, while gut symptoms are monitored. It is strongly advised this phase is undertaken under the supervision of a FODMAP expert dietitian. If you are looking for a qualified Dietitian to help you through this phase, start here.
  • The second phase is where high FODMAP foods are slowly reintroduced to determine tolerance to different FODMAPs. This phase involves trialling all FODMAPs, and should also be undertaken under the expert supervision of a Dietitian.
  • In the third phase, you will work with a Dietitian to achieve a more flexible diet, working with him/her to suit your unique level of tolerance to all the FODMAPs. 

The low FODMAP diet has proven the most effective way to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), with up to 85% of patients following the diet experiencing symptom relief. A low FODMAP diet is recommended as a preferred treatment for IBS.How do I know if I have IBS?If you struggle with ongoing gut disturbance that is affecting your quality of life, you must make it a priority to visit your doctor.How do I know if a low FODMAP diet is for me?Make it a priority to see a Dietitian to get a clinical assessment for the requirement for commencing a low FODMAP diet. Do not make any changes to your diet without first seeking expert advice and supervision. 

Why FodShop?

FodShop is the world’s first online FODMAP expert Nutritionist-run shop, providing more than 500 food products from more than 100 brands of low FODMAP food products, additionally meeting various food intolerance, allergen-friendly and nutrition requirements, including:

  • Wheat free
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Soy free
  • Yeast free
  • Vegan & vegetarian
  • High fibre
  • High protein
  • No added sugar
  • Weight loss
  • Organic
  • Kosher & Halal

All FodShop food products have been extensively searched for and assessed for FODMAPs throughout the Australian, USA, UK, Canadian and New Zealand food supplies, based on suitability on the FODMAP diet. All products have been approved for sale by FodShop Founder Shaynie Ashkenazi ANutr, who is an expert in commercial FODMAP nutrition & food.Shaynie is a university-qualified Nutritionist, having completed a Bachelor of Science, Masters of Human Nutrition and undertaking a Master of Dietetic Practice with a specialty in clinical gastrointestinal nutrition.