It’s not easy following a low FODMAP diet without any help. Avoiding the high FODMAP foods that trigger IBS symptoms can be tricky for people with IBS or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) because not everyone experiences the same GI distress from the same foods.
One IBS Life reader talks about the monotony of making the same meal every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to avoid triggering his IBS-D. He says it’s frustrating, but easier than memorizing every high FODMAP food ingredient.
Fody Foods makes following the low FODMAP diet so much simpler. The company is a leading manufacturer of certified low FODMAP prepared foods. Established in 2016, the brand now has a portfolio of more than 20 products including snacks, condiments, sauces, and other food staples that are created especially for people with digestive issues and sensitive stomachs. The company’s goal? To create foods free from any of the triggers commonly associated with digestive discomfort.
“When I discovered that there are 15 times more people suffering with IBS than with Celiac disease, and up to 75% of these people can find complete symptom-relief with a low FODMAP diet, I knew I had a responsibility to help,” said Fody Foods co-founder, Steven Singer. “I have found a community of people who deserve to find safe and tasty food products they can enjoy without worry.”
Singer, who also has IBS, knows how hard it is to find low FODMAP options. While a number of online stores now offer specialty foods, they are still difficult to spot in standard brick-and-mortar stores. But that is changing — finally.
Since 2019, Fody has expanded distribution to nearly 7,000 stores in North America that stock its products. Fody can be found in grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Publix, Wegmans, and Schnucks to name but a few.
Fody has also partnered with several organizations dedicated to researching and improving the health of people with digestive issues, including Monash University, the creators of the low FODMAP diet. In addition, they are also supporters of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, the Gluten Intolerance Group, the Canadian Celiac Association, and the University of Michigan.
In response to growing demand, the company recently raised $8.5 million in financing to fuel and support its distribution expansion across North America.
"With the incredible support of investors, Fody will be able to accelerate our momentum and bring our gut-friendly foods to people everywhere," said Singer.
With more tasty food options to choose from, IBS Life readers and other folks suffering from GI distress will no longer worry about the monotony of eating the same foods on a daily basis. Companies like Fody Foods are here to help bring back the joy and flavor to eating.
To learn more about Fody Foods or to purchase their products online, visit FodyFoods.com. Fody has also shared one of their favorite recipes with IBS Life. Click here to try their chopped chicken salad recipe.