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6 Things to Know About a Low FODMAP Diet


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If you or someone you know suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you are likely familiar with the digestion problems that come with it including gassiness, bloating, and abdominal pain.

One thing that has been helping many with IBS is the low FODMAP diet. Although it won’t completely make IBS symptoms go away, it can help to reduce these troublesome symptoms.
If you are thinking about trying the low FODMAP diet, read below to learn more about it to see if it is right for you.

1. What Are FODMAPs?

FODMAP is an acronym for:
Fermentable
Oligosaccharides
Disaccharides
Monosaccharides
and
Polyols

These are all carbohydrates that can be found in food and are often not well absorbed by individuals with IBS and other digestive issues. They tend to be fermented by bacteria in the gut in a way that produces gas that can cause unwanted symptoms.




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