The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet
By Monash University
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Researchers at Monash University have developed a diet and corresponding app to assist in management of the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The Monash University Low FODMAP diet works by restricting foods high in some carbohydrates called FODMAPs.
The app includes the following:
- Background information about FODMAPs
- A food guide detailing the FODMAP content for hundreds of foods
- A full recipe book including 79 original and nutritious recipes with professional photography
- A shopping list for organising low FODMAP purchases
- A one week food & symptom journal to monitor a strict FODMAP diet, with the function to view detailed graphs of symptoms and the end of the week
What's New in Version 1.4
- Added new Monash University Low FODMAP Certified Foods to Guide
Good but certainly needs work
The guide is ok but would be better if it included meats that are ok as well as I've noticed there's suggestions in the guide about having ham sandwiches and lean meats but it's hard to know what is acceptable when all the information isn't in the one place. It's a stressful enough experience as it is without the confusion.
Diary is a bit useless as you can't add notes about when symptoms were experienced e.g. after a particular item and can't add individual items like bananas without making a recipe for it.
Understandably they are still working on this but I feel like some things could be fixed now.
Does need more info
For such an expensive app, I don't find this very useful. But it has good potential.
It needs to tell you why an item gets a red light (eg for a fruit, how many grams of fructose? For jam, which ingredient makes it high in fructose? There might be some brands that don't have that ingredient. For roti, why is it red lighted when other breads aren't?
I know it's impossible to cover the field, particularly with processed foods but more detail is needed. Eg I know the fruits high in fructose but I can eat some and not others - I was hoping this app would help me work out my tolerance but it doesn't help at all. I don't know how much fructose 6 cherries have compared to one apple, so I can't determine why I have different severity of reaction for each. Whereas if it told me how much fructose was in each, I'd know how much fructose I can tolerate and then turn to the app to find things within that limit.
Pretty disappointed overall.
Best money EVER spent!
This app has saved my life so many times!!
Honestly the best money I have ever spent, I suffer an undiagnosed gut condition and checking everything before I eat it has been so helpful.
Plus you don't have to flip through a book if there's something specific you want there's a search bar!!
Also has various recipes. And for foods that have fodmaps it advises serving sizes for people who are mildly tolerable!!!
How amazing is that!!
It also has the function to write notes so if your on an elimination diet and can't remember if you've tried something or not (hopefully you made a note) simply click on it and your own notes will tell you to eat or steer clear!
- Category: Medical
- Updated: 16 April 2015
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 184 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Monash University
- © 2012 Monash University
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.