Fact Vs Fiction: The Low FODMAP Diet

FODMAP FACT vs FICTION

Happy 2018! Ready to get on top of your health and digestive problems this year? Then the Low FODMAP diet may be for you. Everybody is talking about this revolutionary new diet for people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Research has found that 3 out of 4 of patients see an improvement in their IBS symptoms if they are careful around eating certain high FODMAP foods. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that lead to your gut filling with fluid and gas which causes digestive symptoms.

THE WORD FODMAP STANDS FOR;

F ermentable
O ligo-saccharides
D isaccharides
M ono-saccharides
A nd
P olyols
The Low FODMAP Diet was specifically to manage IBS symptoms but has also been shown to be effective in other conditions. The diet can be very effective if followed correctly and used by the right person. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about the diet flying round on the internet. We have developed an infographic to help dispel some common mistruths of the diet. Hope it helps you start your FODMAP journey safely and correctly.

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