LOW FODMAP EATING…WHAT IS IT? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! AND WHY IS IT OF INTEREST FOR MY HEALTH?
Do you suffer from IBS, digestive problems, excess bloating or stomach pain? If so always check with your GP and if there is a nutrition solution including following a low FODMAP diet a qualified nutritionist can develop a plan of foods to enjoy.
What are FODMAPs ?
FODMAPs are a group of fermentable carbs that aggravate gut symptoms in sensitive people. They are found in a wide range of foods.
What does FODMAP stand for?
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-,di-,mono-saccharides and polyols
Which foods contain these ?
FODMAPs are found in a wide range of foods in varying amounts. Some foods contain just one type, while others contain several.
The main dietary sources of the four groups of FODMAPs include:
• Oligosaccharides: Wheat, rye, legumes and various fruits and vegetables, such as garlic and onions.
• Disaccharides: Milk, yogurt and soft cheese. Lactose is the main carb.
• Monosaccharides: Various fruit including figs and mangoes, and sweeteners such as honey and agave nectar. Fructose is the main carb.
• Polyols: Certain fruits and vegetables including blackberries and lychee, as well as some low-calorie sweeteners
Removing these foods from your diet will require planning and there are lots of resources out there to help like this one from BUPA. https://www.bupa.co.uk/newsroom/ourviews/fodmap-diet-for-ibs
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