One in four people in the United States suffer from gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)—and those are just the people who have been diagnosed. It can be a struggle to find relief from symptoms of cramping and abdominal pain especially when eating induces anxiety regarding discomfort. In this Gastro Girl “Gut Love” podcast, Kate Scarlata, RD, explains how adjusting certain carbohydrates called FODMAPs can relieve digestive symptoms and how her new book The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step can help guide people making this lifestyle choice. Listen to the Podcast Now
“FODMAP carbohydrates include lactose, fructose, fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides, and polyols, types of sugars and fibers,” registered dietician and author Kate Scarlata explains. Malabsorption of these carbohydrates can cause the GI problems that many Americans experience.
Kate and recipe developer Dédé Wilson provide a delicious solution in The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step. Recipes range from simple breakfasts to elaborate hors d’oeuvres, and classic preparations to exciting innovations, including:
- Spinach & Goat Cheese Lunch Frittata
- Maki Roll Bowl
- Double Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce
- Kale Cabbage Coleslaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
- Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Shrimp or Tofu
- Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Gruyère Croutons
- Mussels with Coconut Milk, Basil & Lime
- Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake
In this podcast, Kate outlines the book’s highlights which include chapters on meal planning, recommended groceries, and optional daily challenges.
About the Authors
Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN is a research collaborator with the FODMAP pioneers at Monash University. She coauthored the New York Times best-seller 21 Day Tummy Diet and authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS.
Dédé Wilson, a former Contributing Editor to Bon Appétit, is a professional recipe developer, public television series host, corporate spokesperson, and author of 17 cookbooks.