what you need to know about the low fodmap diet
What are FODMAPS?
FODMAPs are a group of foods that are poorly digested in the intestines. When FODMAPs reach the small intestine, they move slowly, attracting water. When they pass into the large intestine, FODMAPs are fermented by gut bacteria, producing gas as a result. The extra gas and water cause the intestinal wall to stretch and expand generating sensations of pain and discomfort.
WHAT IS THE LOW FODMAP DIET?
The low FODMAP diet was invented by Monash University. A low FODMAP diet restricts the intake of low FODMAP foods, to prevent these negative symptoms. Watch Monash University Video to Learn more.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A LOW FODMAP DIET?
People with medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and possibly other gut related conditions as discussed with your healthcare provider.
|It can help relieve symptoms of IBS such as: pain and discomfort, and reduction in bloating and distension. |
It can cause improvements in bowel habits.
It can improve quality of life.
|It is restrictive and requires the removal of many common foods. |
It may cause negative changes to the gut microbiome if followed for extended periods of time.
It may cause certain micronutrient deficiencies due to the elimination of specific foods if followed for extended periods of time.
We recommend the low-fodmap diet with a high potency probiotic to restore the microbiome balance
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