6 Things Anyone With Stomach Issues Should Know About A Low-FODMAP Diet
Certain carbohydrates called "FODMAPs" can be hard to digest and cause some people's stomachs to feel all wrong.
1. FODMAPs are carbohydrates that some people's bodies can't digest very well.
2. If your body can't absorb FODMAPs correctly it can cause gas, bloating, cramping, and/or diarrhea.
3. A low-FODMAP diet is therefore used to treat people with symptoms of IBS or similar to IBS. But you should not try a low-FODMAP diet without consulting a doctor because that might lead to nutrient deficiency.
4. If you are following a low-FODMAP diet with help of a doctor, these are foods to avoid:
5. And these are foods that are OK to eat:
This is in no way a complete list of foods that should be avoided or embraced. Many helpful lists available online differ slightly, which is why speaking with a doctor or dietician is important. Everyone's elimination diet will work differently, as will the reintroduction period.