Unlike what many think, we can eat sugar on the low Fodmap diet.
A certain amount of table sugar is okay on the diet because it has equal quantities of fructose and glucose, and the glucose pulls the fructose, cell by cell, through the lining of the small intestine, so it is absorbed. If there is excess fructose to the glucose as in honey, agave syrup etc. then the excess is not absorbed and goes down into the bowel where it gets fermented and causes all the problems. However, we can’t eat much of even the safe sugars like table sugar or maple syrup because the glucose stops helping the fructose to be absorbed after a while, and the rest goes down into the bowel to cause symptoms. Because of this, most of your sugar should be got from 2-3 fruits a day.
However, living without any sweet treats is almost impossible for most people so I have created many low Fodmap cakes, cookies etc that you can safely consume. Today, I am going to show you my five best low Fodmap cakes.
This is a simple, delicious and very moist cake that will delight the whole family.
This is a cake straight from my cookbook that combines orange and chocolate in a tasty cake that is low Fodmap.
On the surface this seems very strange because it contains potato, but potato is simply a starch like flour, and it does a great job of keeping the cake moist and very moorish.
This is a variation of the lemon potato cake above and equally moist and delicious.
Carrot cake was always my favourite cake before I knew anything about the low Fodmap diet, and so I had to create a low Fodmap version of it. It is just as irresistible as the original version.