It’s the little things that excite me.
I just received an email from Dr. Jane Muir, Monash University’s Head of Translational Nutritional Science, to let me know that it’s official the low FODMAP app is here… this made me happy!
So I couldn’t wait to share this news with you!
The app is called The Monash University low FODMAP diet app.
And yes, there is an app for that!
Now, thanks to the research team at Monash, a new smartphone application has been launched TODAY which provides accurate information about foods that trigger IBS reactions. The launch of the app came in response to an increasing number of requests about the FODMAP content of food. “We had a growing database and wanted to make this information available” says Dr. Jane Muir. “A smartphone application is an ideal way of delivering information to where it’s needed-to IBS patients, health professionals and scientists in the field.”
Look for the Monash app for accurate and up to date FODMAP information, search the app store on your iPad or iPhone for: “The Monash University Low FODMAP diet.” Foods are listed in the application using a traffic light system (red=avoid, yellow/orange=moderate green are low) and according to serving sizes. For instance, a half cup of broccoli may be well tolerated but more than that could trigger symptoms. There is a grocery shopping feature and a recipe section as well! The application will be updated every twelve months and will be available for android devices next year. All proceeds from the sale of the application will go to the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University to fund further research.