The Best Books for people with Fructose Malabsorption
What’s the Best Books to Read if You Have Fructose Malabsorption?
You’ve recently discovered that you have Fructose Malabsorption and you’re struggling to cope with all the changes you have to make to your diet and food preparation. Suddenly you have to think about everything you eat and it’s doing your head in! On top of this it can be really hard to find the correct information about what you steps you should be following. Its okay, you’re not alone and there are a range of fantastic books out there to help you deal with living with Fructose Malabsorption.
This is the updated version (2013) of the original ‘Food Intolerance Management Plan’.
Food Intolerance Management Plan
By Sue Shepard.
Sit down and listen.
This book was written by Dr Sue Shepard and Dr Peter Gibson – two more than qualified doctors on the topic of the Low-FODMAP diet.
Dr Shepard was the original developer of the Low – FODMAP diet.
It was Dr Shepard’s pioneering research that discovered that limiting dietary FODMAPS was an effective way to treat people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.
Dr Gibson is a Gastroenterologist who is currently leading research to extend the knowledge of the Low-FODMAP diet.
Exactly as the title states, this book gives you a ‘food intolerance management plan’. It is for anyone who has food intolerance or suffers from the symptoms of IBS such as abdominal pain, bloating, excessive wind, diarrhoea, constipation etc.
The book gives readers a comprehensive run down on everything you need to know about the Low-FODMAP diet and how to implement, how the foods we eat can activate gut problems, what IBS is exactly.
Implementing the Low-FODMAP diet can be very difficult for people as it is a large mind set change to the way people approach eating.
The book also contains tips on how to make this transition easier with equipping your kitchen, how to flavour, reading food labels and eating out.
It also supplies advice on Low-FODMAP diet for vegetarians, diabetics, coeliac disease, IBS and children.
After giving you the background information on the Low-FODMAP diet, this book contains over 100 pages of receipes covering light meals, main meals, baking and desserts.
I especially enjoy the Lemon oregano chicken legs; Crab and rocket quinoa salad; Sweet potato, blue cheese and spinach frittata; Prosciutto chicken with sage polenta; Peppered lamb with rosemary cottage potatoes; Mocha mud cake; Lemon lime slice and the Gooey Chocolate Pudding – but these are just my personal favourites, tastes can vary!