Monday, 17 August 2015

#MyQuestionMonday FAQ: Strong tea vs Strong tea with Milk






5 comments:

  1. I think the important thing here is that it's the same volume in the two versions of tea; 250 ml with and without milk!
    The dilution theory can only happen when you remove some of the strong tea and replaces it with milk, or for that matter, water. Since the milk added to the strong tea is just one tbsp, I suppose this makes strong tea low fodmap in practically any amount less than 250 ml?

    As I read this: Strong tea is moderate fodmap at 250 ml. This will not become low fodmap by adding milk, ie. increasing the total amount above 250 ml as the amount of tea stays the same.
    I see on forums that people believe adding milk to a full cup of tea will make the tea low fodmap, regardless of amount.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    1. Hi Heges,
      Yes if milk is added to strong tea it will still contain moderate amounts of oligos.

      Cheers, Peta (Dietitian)
      The Monash University low FODMAP team

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  2. I'm wondering if there would be any difference if the tea was made with loose tea leaves... he bags always contain a sort of powder that makes the tea very strong real fast and not that tasty.

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  3. The way that simple dilution influences your ratings really bothers me. It allows some things to get the green light simply because they're in relatively small quantities. The reason I find this frustrating is that I eat a lot, and what really matters is the total amounts of FODMAPS I ingest (really, the total amounts of each particular FODMAP, since I probably digest many of them differently/independently).

    I would find it helpful if the app could track the total amounts of different FODMAPS consumed each day, or, alternatively, if they could report specific FODMAP concentrations so that users could more easily see that combining two foods that are both barely under your "low" limit for the same type of FODMAP might not be a good plan.

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    1. I agree with this 100%. It would be helpful if the green category meant that you can eat as much of this food as you like with no worries. Foods that are green at half a cup but not in higher proportions don't seem truly green to me.

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