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Daily Insight: FODMAP – The Next Big Trend?



Before referring to the meaning of the acronym that is ‘FODMAPs’, one should understand what exactly are FODMAPs and how their role in the human body plays an important part throughout life. FODMAPs are simply a variety of sugar alcohols and carbs that are found in everyday food, as well as processed as additives. While the carbs are in fact short chain carbohydrates, sugar alcohol is a form of alcohol that requires sugar as a key for preparation, but how important are these facts in correlation to FODMAPs?

The process of FODMAPs and its effects
The acronym FODMAPs stands for a list of Fermentable processes that are Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols, and is suggestive of the scientifically-proven low FODMAP diet used for patients of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and similar symptoms.
In the case of IBS, FODMAPs are consumed rather poorly by the small intestine, and in turn pass to the large intestine by causing two collateral effects: production of gas due to FODMAPs fermentation by bacteria, and the ‘osmotic’ effect of FODMAPs that attract water into the large intestine and deregulate bowel movement. It is because of these two events that symptoms of irritable bowel movement are triggered and may include pain and bloating in the abdomen, and either constipation or diarrhea.

Applying the low FODMAP Diet
The FODMAPs are found in everyday foods and liquids such as types of wheat, onions, garlic, milk, ice-cream, honey, watermelons, apples, pears, mangos, nectarines, plums, etc. With that in mind, it is easy to hypothesize that a large percentage of people consume such foods at uncontrolled levels that in turn cause bowel irritations.
It is exactly the idea of controlling your FODMAP intake that helps regulate biological levels in the body that prevent bowel irritations. By eating foods and liquids that are compatible with the FODMAP list, or FODMAP-friendly, results in a dietary treatment for victims of IBS or similar bowel irritation symptoms. Such foods include carrots, corn, cucumber, grapes, blueberries, bananas, oranges, most meats, seafood, and tens more.


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Author: Farah Jawad



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Dairy Spotlight: Peak Pre and Pro Biotic Milk Drink Formula



Are you suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, had a yeast infection, or recovering following use of antibiotics? The Peak Pre and Pro Biotic Drink Milk formula is an ideal for those looking for the best probiotics for children, best probiotics for IBS or a probiotic milk powder for general health use. Prebiotics are food for the good bacteria (probiotics) in your digestive system and so promote their growth and multiplication. The Peak formula contains both pre and probiotic powder, and so is ideal for your digestive system.

Key Ingredients
Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that help good bacteria to grow in the digestive system. Cultures Lacoto bacillusacidophilus and Bifido bacterium lactis
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can be found in food that help friendly bacteria fight-off bad bacteria and yeast from growing in the intestinal tract.
86% pasteurized milk solids

Key Details

900g & 450g metal cans
securitized with foil lid & re-
sealable plastic lid
Shelf life is 2 years
Or 4 weeks once opened

Who is this for ?
Children and adults who are looking to manage a healthy digestive system by promoting friendly bacteria. This in itself will boost the bodies immune system which in turn will reduce the incidence of infectious disease.
People who are recovering from an antibiotic programme, where both good and bacteria has been knocked out of balance (dybiosis).
People who may suffer from yeast infections and irritable bowel syndrome.



About the Company
Peak Products are Proudly 100% New Zealand made, owned and manufactured.

We are Peak New Zealand Company. The intellectual property associated with our Peak labels and logos are internationally registered brands of our sister company Silver Fern Branding Co Ltd.

It was our desire to create a brand that reflected our own ideas on what a premium product should represent. Coupled with our directors previous experiences in the international and domestic food product markets, we felt there was a need for a brand range that reflected all that was good about New Zealand and in which our retail customers could trust.

Why the name Peak? Beautiful scenery and stunning landscapes are associated with New Zealand. Our mountains have been used in many international films; The Lord of the Rings series, The Last Samuari, King Kong, Avatar and even Yogi Bear. Our environment is very important to New Zealanders.

So we chose a name with many associations; the top of a mountain, the highest point of strength or development, the point of greatest or maximum use... For us it means products that are the best available from a country that is World renowned for being one of the safest sources of agricultural products, dairy, meats, seafood, water and wine.

At Peak New Zealand, we are a proud group of Kiwi's who are passionate about what we produce.





Company: Peak New Zealand
Brand: Peak
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Dairy Drink Mix
Packaging: 900g
Claims: Probiotic, Prebiotic, Digestion
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: peaknewzealanddairy.com






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