Northern Ireland-based nutrition company That Protein’s Blissful Raw Cacao Organic Super Protein has become the first protein powder in the UK to be certified low FODMAP, following a laboratory tested evaluation process.
The low FODMAP diet has been designed to help people with a medical diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A study found that around three out of four of those who follow the diet reported an improvement of the symptoms of IBS which include bloating, gas and gastrointestinal pain.
Low FODMAP is an acronym for low fermentable, oligosaccharides (fructans & GOS), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides (fructose) and polyols.
That Protein is an award winning nutrition company headed by vegan entrepreneur Darlene McCormick, a qualified clinical nutritionist based on Co. Antrim. In 2019 the Blissful Raw Cacao was voted Best in UK at the Nourish Awards.
Darlene McCormick said: “At any one time in UK around 10-20% of people are suffering with IBS. With our FODMAP Friendly certification people can be assured that they can enjoy That Protein’s Blissful Raw Cacao Plant Protein safely on the low FODMAP diet whilst supporting their fitness and wellness goals.”
Tim Mottin, director of the FODMAP Friendly Food programme, said: “We’re pleased to partner with That Protein to certify an innovative FODMAP Friendly product for those with digestive issues following the low FODMAP diet.
“This is the first protein powder product to be certified in the UK under our certification programme and we’re excited to see the number of UK based products continue to grow.”
FODMAP certification is provided by Monash University in Australia, a recognised centre of expertise in IBS conditions.