Monash University Low FODMAP App Overview & Tutorials

Maximizing Your Gut Health with Monash University's Low FODMAP App

Gut health is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. Our gut health impacts so much of our overall health and well-being, including digestion, immunity, mood, and more. Unfortunately, many people struggle with digestive issues and discomfort due to food intolerances and sensitivities. If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) then you've most likely been recommended the Low FODMAP diet by your doctor, but don't know where to start. That's where Monash University's Low FODMAP app comes in.

Note: If you are a healthcare provider and would like to download a free Monash Low FODMAP app brochure for your patients, click here

Monash University and FODMAPs

Monash University, a leading institution in gut health research, developed the Low FODMAP app to help people who suffer from digestive issues caused by the Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols (FODMAP) in their diets. These hard-to-digest carbohydrates are found in many different foods and beverages which is why it is important for someone suffering from a digestive condition to figure out which FODMAPs are triggering their digestive symptoms. The Monash FODMAP app is a tool that helps people understand the scientifically-backed Low FODMAP diet, which has been shown to be an effective tool in managing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gut-related conditions.

The Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP diet is a diet designed to help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) manage their symptoms. The diet involves eliminating high FODMAP foods from your diet for a period of time, typically 2-6 weeks, and then gradually reintroducing them to see which ones trigger your symptoms. High FODMAP foods include certain fruits and vegetables (such as apples, pears, watermelon, asparagus, and onions), dairy products that contain lactose, wheat, and certain sweeteners (such as fructose and sorbitol).

During the elimination phase, you'll need to avoid these high FODMAP foods and focus on low FODMAP alternatives. This can be challenging, as many common foods and ingredients contain FODMAPs, but there are many resources available to help you plan your meals and find suitable substitutes.

Once the elimination phase is complete, you'll work with your medical professional to reintroduce high FODMAP foods gradually, one at a time, to identify which ones are problematic for you. Based on the results, you may be able to reintroduce some FODMAPs in limited quantities, while continuing to avoid others that cause symptoms.

The Low FODMAP diet is not a permanent diet, and it's important to work with a medical professional or registered dietitian to ensure that you're meeting your nutritional needs and not inadvertently eliminating too many foods from your diet. It's also important to note that the Low FODMAP diet is not appropriate for everyone, and it should only be undertaken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The diet is also very difficult to follow on your own which is why Monash University created the Monash FODMAP app.

The Monash FODMAP App

The Monash FODMAP app makes it easy for users to follow the Low FODMAP diet by providing a comprehensive food database, shopping lists, recipe suggestions, and more. It also includes a symptom tracker to help users understand the impact of certain foods on their symptoms, and a FODMAP quiz to test users' knowledge of the diet.

One of the best things about the Monash Low FODMAP app is its user-friendly interface. It's easy to navigate, and the information is presented in a clear and concise manner. Whether you're new to the Low FODMAP diet or have been following it for a while, the app is an excellent tool for managing your gut health.

Monash FODMAP App Features

  • Food Guide: A guide that allows you to search any food to figure out its FODMAP content and whether it is safe to eat or not.
  • Recipe List: A list of 80 different Low FODMAP recipes.
  • IBS & Low FODMAP Diet Booklet: A booklet containing important information about the Low FODMAP Diet protocol and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Diary: You can use the diary to record your food intake, IBS symptoms, and any other valuable information.


In conclusion, the Monash Low FODMAP app is a must-have for anyone looking to improve their gut health. Whether you're struggling with digestive issues or just looking to maintain a healthy gut, this app provides the information and tools you need to succeed. Give it a try and start feeling your best today!

The Largest FODMAP Food Database

With the largest FODMAP food database available, the Monash FODMAP App has helped millions of people manage their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The Monash FODMAP app is the gold standard when it comes to FODMAP diet resources. Learn how to use the different features in the Monash University FODMAP app, including the food guide, the diary and the filters by watching the video tutorials below:

Tour the Monash FODMAP app

Learn how to use the food guide

Learn how to use the diary

Learn how to set filters to your personal sensitivities in the app



Do you need Low-FODMAP meal delivery?

The easiest way to try a Low-FODMAP diet is to sign up for the Low-FODMAP Meal Program from ModifyHealth. The Low FODMAP meal program by ModifyHealth provides you with safe meals that can help you complete the Low FODMAP protocol and figure out which foods are triggering your symptoms. How do you know if you need Low FODMAP meal delivery? Well, you probably fall into 1 of 2 categories.

Don't Know Your Food Triggers

ModifyHealth's fully-prepared Monash Low FODMAP Certified™ meals and optional dietitian support allow you to easily determine if FODMAPs are playing a role in your symptoms and discover which foods are causing your digestive issues so you can eliminate them from your diet. 

Do Know Your Food Triggers

If you already know which FODMAPs are your main triggers or simply want to cut back on them as much as possible, you can order Low-FODMAP meals so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner without worry. The meals are also perfect for people who travel a lot because it gives you peace of mind that you'll be able to eat a deliciously healthy meal without the fear of triggering your digestive symptoms.

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