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What are FODMAPS?

FODMAP is an acronym describing the collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives; 

Fermentable – referring to the bacterial break down (fermentation) of the FODMAP sugars

Oligo-saccharides – oligo means few and saccharide means sugar. These are chains of sugars and include fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS).

Disaccharide – a double sugar, in particular, lactose

Monosaccharide – a single sugar, in particular, fructose. However, fructose is only potentially malabsorbed if it is present in foods in amounts greater than glucose.

And

Polyols – sugar alcohols, including sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, and maltitol.

The low fodmap ibs diet plan is listed in the nhs NICE guidance (CG61 Apr 2017; section 1.2.1.8) as an example exclusion diet.  People who suspect they have irritable bowel syndrome should firstly speak to their doctor, or a accredited certified dietician, about their symptoms.

Two useful and evidence based sites which give up to date information about the low Fodmap diet (ibs diet plan); include The Monash University in Australia and Kings College London.

Click the following link to watch an insightful youtube film by The Monash University which details the symptoms of IBS and the role of FODMAPS; 

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