The Low-FODMAP Diet

The Low-FODMAP Diet

If you suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), you might have heard about the Low-FODMAP Diet.
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are poorly absorbed complex and simple sugars found in certain foods.
It is thought that these sugars ferment in the gut and cause IBS symptoms like bloating.

The Low-FODMAP Diet is a elimination diet to avoid those foods that cause the problems for the patients.

These foods can be vegetables like onions, brassica, garlic or pulses, fruits like apples, pears or stone fruits, wheat and other cereals and dairy products that contain lactose.

Even though research indicates that this diet helps with IBS, it is not a diet for everybody. It can be very restrictive and you should always be monitored by your GP to make sure you don’t miss out on important nutrients.

So the Low-FODMAP Diet might help with IBS, but it certainly is not a weight loss plan for everybody.

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