Why is your IBS worse during your period?

If you are someone who has periods, then you have probably experienced the changes your body goes through. Maybe you’ve had a hormonal driven acne breakout, mood swings that cause you to cry at the most unexpected thing, a craving for chocolate that seems endless or more than likely, all of the above! You mightContinue reading “Why is your IBS worse during your period?”

Should you drink alcohol if you have IBS?

Did you know the average UK person drinks approx 18 units of alcohol per week. This is 4 units above the recommended amount.  The UK government recommends that both men and women drink a maximum of 14 units per week, preferably spread across the course of the week, having at least two days without anyContinue reading “Should you drink alcohol if you have IBS?”

Fruit and Veg Free From FODMAPs

It’s great to have some food choices that you can enjoy as much as you want without having to worry about portions. Fruit and vegetables are something that should be included in everyones diet, but many contain FODMAPs in high levels!  But, there is such a thing as fruit and veg without FODMAPs!! To makeContinue reading “Fruit and Veg Free From FODMAPs”

UK Vegan Low FODMAP Milk Brands

A while ago I wrote a post about the different types of vegan milk and which ones meet low FODMAP standards (you can find that here). And while it is helpful to know what type of milks you can try, it is also to helpful to see what the best brands are in the UKContinue reading “UK Vegan Low FODMAP Milk Brands”

Top Tips for Eating Enough Fibre on a Low FODMAP Diet

Getting enough fibre can seem tricky when on a low FODMAP diet but it is important to add to your diet as it can help IBS symptoms and is good for overall health. Below are my top tips for hitting your daily fibre goal without even noticing. Sneak in some vegetables – whether you areContinue reading “Top Tips for Eating Enough Fibre on a Low FODMAP Diet”

A Day of Fibre for IBS

When I first went vegan and was still trying to navigate my way through the tough world of managing my IBS I found it useful to see examples of what people were eating daily to make sure they were meeting important macro and micro nutrient goals. One of the key aspects of nutrition, particularly whenContinue reading “A Day of Fibre for IBS”

Mineral Basics: Calcium

Did you know calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body, with up to 99% of the calcium in our bodies stored in our bones(1). Calcium functions to(2): build strong teeth and bones aid in blood clot formation regulate muscle contractions help hormones release If you are vegan or trying to reduce dairyContinue reading “Mineral Basics: Calcium”

Quick and Easy Vegan Mediterranean Salad

With the weather getting warmer, I start to crave salads and love a simple recipe that takes less than ten minutes to prepare. It is my go to salad in the summer months. IBS friendly with all the ingredient being low FODMAP and filled with nutritious vegetables. The cucumber adds crunch and the olives areContinue reading “Quick and Easy Vegan Mediterranean Salad”