FODMAP Friendly

Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Rice Bubbles and Special K Gluten Free are now certified to be FODMAP Friendly but what are FODMAP Friendly foods?


FODMAPS are certain short chain carbohydrates found in common foods. FODMAP stands for:

  • Fermentable – meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel

  • Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means few and “saccharide” means sugar. These short chains of sugars are naturally occurring in certain foods such as grains or legumes

  • Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule such as naturally occurring lactose in milk

  • Monosaccharides – “mono” means a single sugar molecule such as fructose

  • And Polyols – these are sugar alcohols used for example as sweeteners

Kellogg’s FODMAP Friendly Cereals

Being on a low FODMAP diet doesn't mean you can't enjoy breakfast cereals anymore. We have four Kellogg's cereals which have been certified through formal testing as FODMAP friendly: our delicious Corn Flakes® and Rice Bubbles® as well as Corn Flakes® Gluten Free and Special K ® Gluten Free for those who are both coeliac and FODMAP intolerant.

You will see the logo on pack which means that if you are on a low FODMAP diet you can now eat these foods for breakfast or as a snack with confidence.

Some people may have issues with digestion of these carbohydrates in the small intestine. This means that they continue along the bowel undigested to reach the colon (large intestine). During this process two events occur:

  • As they travel through the digestive tract they draw in water and

  • On arrival in the large intestine, FODMAPs are fermented, producing gas.

This may result in digestive pain, bloating, abdominal distension, altered bowel habits and other related digestive discomfort. To help relieve these symptoms, a Health Care Professional may recommend a diet low in FODMAPs.

 

Some foods contain more FODMAPS than others and therefore it is possible to reduce the amount of FODMAPS we eat based on the foods we choose.