FODMAPs is an acronym for Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These are types of carbohydrates or sugars that are difficult to digest and may be poorly absorbed . No one digests high FODMAP foods well. The gut bacteria housed in our large intestine normally digests them for us. However, if we have a dysfunctional mix of gut bacteria this may not occur as well as it should. Consumption of high FODMAP foods may worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as distension, gas, bloating, cramping and diarrhoea. A low FODMAP diet has been shown to improve the symptoms of IBS (Low FODMAP diet for IBS), but it is important to remember that FODMAPs are not the cause of IBS, and the root cause should be investigated.
You may have been advised to follow a low FODMAP diet by a health professional or have decided to follow this type of diet to improve gut symptoms.
Low FODMAP Meal Plan
It can be challenging to work out what are meals are OK for a low FODMAP exclusion diet. Many foods that are considered healthy such as apples, cauliflower, avocado, legumes and nuts are high FODMAP foods. Our 28-day Low FODMAP diet plan pdf takes the guess work out of what can be a very challenging diet.
Low FODMAP Recipes
The Low FODMAP recipes included in the diet plan are simple, family friendly and tasty. You can be assured that every meal in the plan is a low FODMAP meal. We have also excluded gluten and dairy from the recipes so you can be confident in the knowledge that you are following an exact exclusion diet.