What are FODMAPs?

Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Dissacharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.

Essentially these are sugars found in a variety of foods, that when broken down in the gut produce a lot of gas which can lead to abdominal bloating, distention, pain and increased wind.

This can be a feature of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

What foods should I avoid?

There are many foods that contain FODMAPs. Please click on the link provided to view a table with foods that are ok (green) and foods to avoid (red).

Remember, everybody is an individual and some foods to avoid you may find okay.

In order to figure out whether a food elimination improves symptoms or not, keep a food and symptom diary may be beneficial in helping you keep track of what you have eaten and whether or not gas bloating symptoms were better or worse that day.

Low FODMAP Diet Chart

Starting a low FODMAP Diet

The low FODMAP Diet came out of Monash University in Melbourne.  It is THE MOST EFFECTIVE intervention at decreasing functional gas bloating symptoms.

Please click the following link for information on how to start yourself on a low FODMAP diet.

Starting a low FODMAP Diet