What is The Low FODMAP Diet?

This week, our focus is the Low FODMAP Diet.

FODMAP stands for:

Fermentable

Oligosaccharides,

Disaccharides,

Monosaccharides,

And

Polyols   

FODMAPs are a group of fermentable carbohydrates that can cause severe aggravation such as stomach cramps,  gas and bloating, reflux, flatulence and bowel urgency, in people with IBS.

FODMAPs are prebiotics and found in a large range of foods. Prebiotics supports the growth of good gut bacteria. Because of this, UNLESS you have been diagnosed with IBS, the Low FODMAP Diet is not advisable without talking to your dietitian.

The Low FODMAP Diet has dramatically improved GI symptoms in many people with IBS.

If you have IBS and would like to know more about how The Low FODMAP Diet may work for you, contact Banister Nutrition. Our dietitians can get you back on track of enjoying foods again.

KD

Hill, P., Muir, J. G., & Gibson, P. R. (2017). Controversies and Recent Developments of the Low-FODMAP Diet. Gastroenterology & hepatology13(1), 36–45.

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