Research Shows a Low FODMAP Diet Helps Manage Symptoms of IBS

People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  typically report symptoms of abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, and/or diarrhea. Recent Young casual girl woman is having stomach ache.studies support the use of a Low FODMAP diet to help manage symptoms of IBS and other digestive disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Disease.

FODMAP stands for Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. FODMAPS are osmotic, which means that they pull water into the digestive tract, may not be digested well and could be fermented upon by intestinal bacteria when they are consumed in larger amounts. This process is what leads to the symptoms mentioned previously.

FODMAPs in the diet include:

  • Fructose (ex. some fruits, honey, high fructose corn syrup, etc.)
  • Lactose ( ex. milk)
  • Fructans (ex. wheat, onions, garlic)
  • Galactans (ex. legumes)
  • Polyols (ex. sweeteners and stone fruits)

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