FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides And Polyols. (You can see why they went for the short version!).

The FODMAP diet is more properly called the Low FODMAPs diet, because the idea is to limit your consumption of these nutrients.

All of these nutrients are in the carbohydrate family; some are sugars (such as lactose and fructose), others are sugar alcohols (such as sorbitol and mannitol), and some are non-digestible fibers (such as fructans and galactans). All occur naturally in whole foods such as fruit, dairy, beans, and grains. Sugar alcohols are also used in more concentrated amounts in food processing to produce sugar-free and diabetic foods.

Below are articles about FODMAP for further reading.

Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) affecting one in seven Australian adults and is also common in the USA, Europe and many Asian countries. This condition is characterised by chronic and relapsing symptoms; lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, wind, distension and altered bowel habit (ranging from diarrhoea to constipation) but with no abnormal pathology. The diagnosis of IBS/FGID should be made by a medical practitioner.

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Low FODMAP Diet Is Not A Gluten Free Diet

Earlier this year the Sue Shepherd low FODMAP food range was launched in Australia, a worlds first for supermarket FODMAP friendly foods. Suitable for people with irritable bowel syndrome following a low-FODMAP diet, the range includes soups, sauces, stocks and meal kits which are all gluten free and made without garlic or onions.

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Low FODMAP Diet Is Not A Gluten Free Diet

So, here is the deal: Low FODMAP diet is not the same as a gluten free diet.

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6 Things You Should Know About the Low-FODMAP Diet (And Why You Should Care)

FODMAPs may sound like a new medical device or GPS system, but they’re actually one of the hottest topics in digestive health and wellness. You’re likely to hear a lot more about them in the coming years, so let’s set the record straight with six key things you should know.

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Monash launches Low FODMAP Diet smartphone app

One in seven adults suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition characterised by symptoms such as gastrointestinal wind, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Although more women than men are affected by IBS, the condition is common throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Europe as well as many Asian countries

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Lose weight eating the food you love!

Gastrointestinal health is a special interest of ours and we help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fructose malabsorption, FODMAP intolerance, Coeliac Disease, lactose intolerance and natural food chemical sensitivity (salicylates, amines, glutamate).

Zoe has been helping people with the RPAH (or failsafe) elimination diet for almost 10 years and this now accounts for around half her full time practice. Click RPAH elimination diet for more information.

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Try and low FODMAP diet to ease your IBS symptons

“Abdominal bloating is a common complaint and may be due to numerous medical conditions involving both the gastrointestinal tract as well as other organs,” says Dr Wang Yu Tien.

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What is the FODMAP diet?

This article explains everything you need to know about FODMAP diets. From what it is, to the foods you can eat.

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