FODMAP stands for Fermented Oligsaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. It’s a mouthful! And one of the best therapies for IBS symptoms.

FODMAP’s are classes of foods that can cause fermentation (gas/bloating/pain) and are highly osmotic (pull water in - leading to diarrhea).

Most of the foods on the list are very healthy foods! But certain people can’t handle them well. It’s not a cure-all solution for everyone, but it’s LIFE CHANGING for those people who it does work for.

Oligosaccharides: found in wheat, rye, onions, garlic, and beans.

Disaccharides: lactose (most dairy products)

Monosaccharides: High fructose-containing foods such as honey, agave, high fructose corn syrup and high-fructose fruits such as apples, bananas, cherries, mango, nectarines, grapefruit, blackberries, and dried fruits.

Polyols: sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, etc.

*Note: It's important to work with a dietitian who understands the diet and can guide you in making decisions.

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