Having the FODMAP friendly and Monash logos has certainly made it easier to identify FODMAP friendly foods, but what about the thousands of other products that haven't been tested? Or what about the products that are high in some FODMAPs but not others. It's impossible to memorise every ingredient out there and who really has time to stand around googling them?!
Both Deepa and Sam have always been fascinated by the food as medicine movement and, in particular, the connection between what we eat and how we feel. Deepa is a lifelong vegetarian who never planned to restrict even more foods from her diet, but in 2006, when her doctor explained that her physical symptoms were likely caused by food reactivity, she was hooked. Since then, she has managed her health, including a heart condition and asthma, almost exclusively pill-free through diet and exercise.
Sam was diagnosed with a mild case of Tourette's Syndrome when he was a kid and has managed to keep his symptoms at bay by eliminating foods like caffeine, certain color dyes, and.. sometimes, chocolate.
Both of us wanted to make something that would be helpful for people with diet-related health conditions, and Spoonful is our attempt at just that!