“What? It’s got gluten in it!” I exclaimed with dismay as I read the contents on the Good Gut Bread my better half had just brought home for me. “You’re not a coeliac so your problem isn’t gluten, it’s FODMAPs” she replied patiently. Why not try some and see how you go?”
So, with quite a bit of nervousness, I did. Great taste and texture, just like the normal wheat bread I used to have, and then regret having. ‘’But it’s got gluten in it.’’ I tried one last time. ‘’Have a bit more,’’ she encouraged. ‘’What’s the worst that can happen?’’ A bent over double in bed stomach ache, I replied silently.
But I’d started so I had nothing to lose. I had another two pieces as a sandwich to follow the first two as toast. And then………nothing. No stomach ache, no bloating, no discomfort. Just a satisfied feeling all day.
It was a big, regular sized loaf but it didn’t last more than two days. I’d finally found it, bread that my body didn’t reject. I now understand that even gluten free bread can contain FODMAPs and that was why my symptoms never entirely went away. Well they have now thanks to Good Gut Bread. I won’t eat anything else. I even take slices with me when we go out to breakfast so that I don’t have to resort to gluten free bread which for me still poses a risk.
Happy days! Risk free toast and sandwiches are on the menu again.