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  • 6 August 2021
  • FODMAP Tests with your FoodMarble AIRE

  • Do you experience uncomfortable digestive symptoms after eating? If you have a food suspect in mind, let’s test it with our 6-Week Discovery Plan

  • By By Claire Shortt, PhD Microbiologist
  • FODMAP Tests with your FoodMarble AIRE

  • Do you experience uncomfortable digestive symptoms after eating? If you have a food suspect in mind, let’s test it with our 6-Week Discovery Plan

Why test your food intolerances?

It’s a really useful way to test any food that you suspect is the culprit of your digestive symptoms. However, some foods have more than one FODMAP present. Our food database contains over 1000 foods (we keep adding more) so we recommend checking to see which FODMAP(s) are present in the food before starting the challenge. Please keep in mind, if you experience a response during the custom challenge, it could be attributable to any of the FODMAPs present.

 

Join the rest of the FoodMarble community

Lots of FoodMarblers have been busy testing a range of foods and drinks, so we wanted to share the most commonly tested foods so far. To make the exercise as useful as possible, we have included a suggested serving size for the foods, just in case you want to test one for yourself.

Below is a table containing the most common foods custom tested by our FoodMarble users to date! You might notice that some foods do not contain any FODMAPs. Some non-FODMAP-containing foods can irritate your gut and cause digestive symptoms. For example, coffee, which contains no FODMAPs, is a common gut irritant and can trigger digestive symptoms in many people with IBS. However, these symptoms would be unrelated to fermentation or gas production and would not result in a high fermentation score on the AIRE device.

 

 

All suggested serving sizes are high in FODMAPs, so please be aware that a meal high in fermentable carbohydrates may cause digestive discomfort. However, it is important to perform a custom challenge using a portion size that you would normally eat, so it reflects your regular diet as much as possible.

 

How to do a FODMAP at-home test?

Click on the “Challenges” tab as marked below

Scroll down to select “Custom” and click “START TEST”

Fill in the food name (e.g. Avocado) and the quantity (e.g. 75g)

Make sure you have followed the Prep Checklist.  Once you are ready click “START NOW”. You will be asked to take a baseline breath test before you consume the test food, followed by a breath test every 15 minutes for 3 hours.

At the end of the 3 hours, your result will be displayed on the screen.

So, what next?

That is a deep dive on FODMAP testing with FoodMarble. Breath testing is used by leading hospitals over the world to help people with IBS, but those tests only give you a snapshot of what is happening in your body that day.  The FoodMarble AIRE allows you to test how your body reacts daily, coupled with our 6-Week Discovery Plan you can test your tolerance to the most common hard-to-digest FODMAPs and really start finding answers.

 

 

  • By By Claire Shortt, PhD Microbiologist

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