Are Frosted Flakes Low Fodmap? Frosted Flakes or Frosties is a breakfast cereal that everyone knows, as a cereal fan with IBS, I heard many stereotypes said that Frosties aren’t suitable for IBS sufferers, I wished to make it all clear now with my blog I had the opportunity to answer this question Are Fristed Flakes Fodmap Friendly?
There is not enough information to kill the doubt by considering them Fodmap Friendly or not. in this article, I will do a quick review of this nutritional cereal. A lot of people that have some health issues need to enjoy their life without feeling bad. Especially who can’t eat what they want because of allergy to some foods such as IBS, Gluten & Dairy?
Let’s start first by listing the flavors in other to filter which one exactly fits our needs, Kellog’s Frosted Flakes flavors are:
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal with Marshmallows
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal Bars
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Obi-Wan Kenobi Cereal
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cinnamon French Toast
- Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes
- Kellogg’s Pandora Flakes cereal
- Kellogg’s Tiger Paws Jumbo Snax
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Strawberry Milkshake
Are Frosted Flakes Low Fodmap?
Are Frosted Flakes Low Fodmap? The answer is YES & NO, Frosted flakes Offer (3) Low fodmap flavors which are Frosted Flakes cereal, Chocolate Frosted Flakes & Frosted Flakes Obi-Wan Kenobi Cereal, Those flavors are certified Low FodMAP but with controlled quantity.
The advised serving size is 1 Cup Around 38g per meal in order to control allergic food that may be fermented and can be poorly absorbed (digestion symptoms).
What Serving Size Of Frosted Flakes is Ok For IBS?
The certified Low FodMAP flavors contain Corn sweet and it is free from fructose, lactose, mannitol, and GOS but it contains Sorbitol. which can be safe with a 38g serving size. that’s why 38g of certified frosted flakes are safe for IBS sufferers.
What If I Consumed More Than 38g?
Consuming 38g to 63g (1/2 Cob to 3/4 Cob) will affect negatively from medium to high and surely your small intestine will suffer in order to absorb & digest it.
The rest of the flavors that are certified high fodmap are:
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal Bars | Contain Milk, Fructose & Gluten.
- Kellogg’s Pandora Flakes cereal | Contain Gluten
- Kellogg’s Tiger Paws Jumbo Snax | Contain Gluten
- Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Strawberry Milkshake | Contain Vegetable Juice
- Frosted Flakes Cinnamon French Toast | Cinnamon more than 2g is not suitable for IBS.
Are Frosted Flakes Gluten Free?
According to SMART LABEL & Kellogg’s websites Frosted offers Five (5) Gluten-free flavors since they don’t contain any type of wheat or rye, the gluten-free flavors are:
- Frosted Flakes cereal
- Chocolate Frosted Flakes
- Frosted Flakes Obi-Wan Kenobi Cereal
- Frosted Flakes Strawberry Milkshake
- Frosted Flakes Cinnamon French Toast
The rest are made using gluten which means that they contain fructans, is true that Fructans have good effects on gut bacteria but people with IBS (sensitivity gut), will suffer from the gas produced through fermentation, here are some of the symptoms that might come: abdominal pain, excessive wind, bloating, and altered gut motility.
Are Frosted Flakes Dairy Free?
All Flavors of Frosted Flakes are dairy free except one flavor which is Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Strawberry Milkshake, it contains Milk and its derivatives.
In summary, Frosted Flakes cereal, Chocolate Frosted Flakes & Frosted Flakes Obi-Wan Kenobi Cereal are low-fodmap.
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