Low FODMAP Protein Powders

For those with sensitive digestive systems or following a low FODMAP diet, selecting the right protein powder is crucial. Low FODMAP protein powders minimise digestive discomfort for individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or conditions like Crohn's disease.

While most protein powders are generally low in carbohydrates, some of which can be poorly absorbed by the gut, there are specific ingredients to be aware of when selecting the right protein powder for your needs.

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Who benefits from low FODMAP protein powder?

  • Individuals with digestive sensitivities or IBS.
  • Athletes and fitness enthusiasts with specific dietary
  • Pregnant or lactating females.
  • Anyone seeking a hypoallergenic protein supplement.
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Choosing the right low FODMAP protein powder

When selecting a low FODMAP protein powder, it's crucial to
understand the differences in protein sources:

Pea Protein Isolate vs. Pea Protein: Pea Protein Isolate is further processed to remove most carbohydrates and fibre, enhancing its digestibility and making it a more suitable low FODMAP option compared to regular pea protein. Roam Protein, made with pea protein isolate, offers a higher protein concentration per serving and lower FODMAP levels than standard pea protein.

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Whey Protein: Whey protein isolate undergoes processing to significantly reduce lactose content, rendering it more appropriate for a low FODMAP diet compared to regular whey protein. However, it's important to carefully check the labels of whey protein products for any added high FODMAP ingredients.

Faba Bean Protein: While faba bean protein isolate may have lower FODMAP levels, it's essential to verify if it has been tested for FODMAP content, as raw faba beans can be high in FODMAPs.

Hemp Protein: Typically, hemp protein offers a lower protein concentration per serving than other plant-based proteins like pea protein isolate. Additionally, its fiber content might cause discomfort for some individuals.

Brown Rice Protein: The protein content in brown rice protein can be inconsistent, potentially offering less protein per serving compared to other protein sources.

Soy Protein: Soy is a known allergen, and its phytoestrogens can raise concerns due to potential estrogen-like effects. While soy protein in New Zealand and Australia is unlikely to be GMO, it's advisable to look for non-GMO labels to be certain.

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Key ingredients to avoid

To ensure your protein powder is low FODMAP, be mindful of these ingredients:

  • Polyols: Sweeteners like xylitol, commonly found in protein powders, or other sweeteners ending in 'ol', such as sorbitol and mannitol, can trigger digestive symptoms.
  • Prebiotics: Some protein powders include prebiotics or additional fibre, which can be problematic for those on a low FODMAP diet. Ingredients such as inulin or chicory root are high in FODMAPs.
  • Lactose: Common in some whey protein powders, lactose can be a concern for those following a low FODMAP diet.
  • Other Sweeteners: While less common in protein powders, be cautious of ingredients like molasses, agave syrup, golden syrup, honey, and fruit syrups (such as date) in pre-made smoothies, as these are high in FODMAPs due to excess fructose levels.
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Roam Protein: Your low FODMAP Protein Solution

Roam Protein is crafted with minimal ingredients, focusing on digestibility and nutritional quality, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a low FODMAP protein powder.

Why Choose Roam Protein?

Simplicity: Made with just five key ingredients, including pea protein isolate, ensuring a clean and straightforward formula.

Hypoallergenic: Free from common allergens like nuts, soy, dairy, and gluten.

Digestive Comfort: Specially formulated to be gentle on the stomach.

Versatility: Ideal for shakes, baking, or simply mixed with your choice of milk or water.

Natural Sweetening: Sweetened with monk fruit extract, a low FODMAP sweetener that contains zero calories.

For those on a low FODMAP diet or with digestive sensitivities, choosing the right protein powder is vital.

Roam Protein offers a hypoallergenic, low FODMAP option that doesn't compromise on taste or quality.

For more insights into managing a low FODMAP diet, consider exploring resources like the Monash University FODMAP App.

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