What is a low FODMAP diet?
FODMAP is the acronym for a group of short chain carbohydrates found in food that are generally poorly absorbed by our digestive system. It stands for ‘Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols’. These carbohydrates exist in a variety of different foods such as wheat, milk, and some fruits and vegetables. This diet constitutes of restricting high FODMAP foods for at 6-8 weeks and replacing them with suitable alternatives that are low FODMAP. Next, FODMAPs are reintroduced slowly to gauge individual tolerance level.
A low FODMAP diet is effective in reducing IBS symptoms
FODMAPS could aggravate IBS symptoms – like wind, bloating, diarrheoa and abdominal pain. It was developed by a brilliant team at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Many studies have shown symptom relief in people with IBS.
For best results, see a FODMAP trained dietitian
In a recent study 76% of patients that saw a FODMAP-trained dietitian reported an improvement in symptoms after being on the diet. The diet is complicated and a dietitian is best placed to provide all support needed for good results.
Join an EatFit for IBS programme
Our group programmes are designed to give you all the information and support you need to follow this diet correctly. The programme includes 2 group sessions and two follow up calls to provide dietetic guidance for 16 weeks.
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