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Ambassador Profile: The FODMAP Friendly Vegan

Ambassador Profile: The FODMAP Friendly Vegan

The FODMAP Friendly Vegan was born following the experiences of Sharon, a vegan who found relief from uncomfortable digestive issues by following the rather restrictive, low – FODMAP diet. The Low-FODMAP diet was created in 1999 by a team of researchers at Monash University, led by Dr Sue Shepherd, who is credited with its inception. Today it has been published in international journals and is widely accepted as the most effective treatment for chronic gastrointestinal symptoms commonly associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Disease (IDS(D)). Through her website, The FODMAP Friendly Vegan, Sharon has decoded the science and wealth of information around low FODMAPs to create a user friendly hub for those suffering from similar symptoms.

She has also published an eBook by the same name. However you don’t have to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or suffer from similar uncomfortable symptoms (or be a vegan for that matter) to enjoy the numerous delicious recipes Sharon shares through her eBook and blog. See just one example here for a yummy Roast Pumpkin Soup.

The FODMAP Friendly Vegan blog also has a wealth of resources covering topics such as the science behind the low – FODMAP diet, the diet itself, following a low-FODMAP diet in the real world as well as providing some healthy tips and even yoga poses for improving digestion.

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We encourage you to check out The FODMAP Friendly Vegan:

www.thefodmapfriendlyvegan.com

F: www.facebook.com/thefodmapfriendlyvegan

IG: www.instagram.com/thefodmapfriendlyvegan

Five Minutes with Being Co. Founder, Stefanie Maras

Five Minutes with Being Co. Founder, Stefanie Maras

1. How and why did you start being co?

SM: “Being Co. has been a little dream since I started business college actually! I’ve always wanted to run my own cafe selling nothing but tasty, healthy options (now known as raw food!). It really started for me in 2014, after the famous Acai berry craze (I love Acai bowls!), where I was researching the many popular health food hangs of New York City. I first stumbled across a Matcha House, yes a cafe that stock a full matcha menu where further research took me to learn of the supreme nutritional value of pure matcha, how incredible it was for you and how little you needed to consume of it. I just had to try! Ordering my first samples of various grades of organic matcha from various tea growers in Japan my dream of building a brand that focuses on affordable, highly natural daily ingredients had began! After 6 months Being Co. is now stocked in over 60 cafes and health food stores Australia wide and will continue to grow and deliver ‘green caffeine’ to your favourite cafes!”

2. What is your favourite way to enjoy Matcha? 

SM: “I must say, Matcha choc mint bliss balls are just an amazing tasty and highly antioxidising snack!”

“And I cannot go past a matcha latte made with frothed almond milk and a dash of maple syrup! Sweet but full of antioxidants!”

3. What sets being co Matcha apart from the rest?

SM: “Being Co. ‘s Organic Pure Ground Matcha Powder is for everyone, it’s simple to use, it’s 100% natural, organic, unblended and involves 1 ingredient. We also provide recipes to customers to get the most out of the product and work with our cafes to provide the best matcha experience for their customers.”

4. What is your favourite health motto?

SM: “You are what you eat- I couldn’t agree more. Food is fuel and you don’t get the kms out of a McDonald’s burger.”

5. What inspires you?

SM: “2 things in life inspire me.

1. The desire to inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle through my health journey and experience and to find natural products at affordable prices that help deliver the maximum nutrients we require without costing us loads.

2. My mother, the pinnacle of love and support, all I want to do is go out there and prove to her I have what it takes to build, motivate and inspire people, just like she has done for me. And ofcourse my partner (Mr Being Co.) is the very definition of inspiration, he’s always looking to motivate and inspire me in every space in life, when I fall down, he picks me up, dusts me off and sets me back on my way to try again!”

 

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Find out more about Stefanie and Being Co.

www.beingco.com.au

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