SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is an increase in the number of bacteria in the small intestine that are normally found in large amounts in the colon, resulting in excessive fermentation, inflammation and malabsorption. It is a microbiome dysbiosis, that is, an imbalance in the bacteria of the digestive system.
There’s a new face in our Nutrition team: Alexa Schmidt, a nutritionist-dietitian, who joined SOSCuisine this fall. She accompanies our VIP members who need personalized support. Being passionate about the health and cooking fields, Alexa has also chosen the dietitian profession for the positive impact it can have in people’s lives. (more…)
When diagnosed with a histamine intolerance, you’ll need to follow a low-histamine diet, or temporarily eliminate the main food sources of histamine from your diet. This is not easy because histamine is present in the majority of foods and, in addition, food triggers vary greatly from one person to another. Therefore, there is no consensus available on the list of foods to exclude, but it is recommended not to eliminate too many foods to avoid having an overly restrictive diet which can cause other long-term problems such as nutritional deficiencies.
The low-FODMAP diet provides relief to long-time sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)*. It consists of a phase of temporary elimination of FODMAP carbohydrates, followed by a phase of reintroduction and a phase of long-term maintenance.
Since FODMAPs are found in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy and grain products, the person starting this diet may feel a bit lost at the start, especially when it comes to understand which vegetables are low-FODMAP, hence allowed, and which ones are not allowed.
To help you not get discouraged, here is the list of our favorite low-FODMAP veggies.
To reduce your grocery bill there are 4 fairly simple and helpful tactics that you can follow which can be summed up in one simple sentence: 1. Plan, 2. Take advantage of discounts, 3. Cook, 4. Reduce food waste. Let’s explore in more detail how best to do this: