There has been a lot of buzz lately about the Low FODMAP Diet. You may be wondering what the heck that is! This is a diet targeted for people who suffer from difficult gastrointestinal symptoms and from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Foods high in FODMAPs are thought to trigger certain gastrointestinal symptoms. Therefore, eliminating foods high in FODMAPs may reduce the effects of these foods that lead to pain, bloating and cramping. The product featured below is a new supplement from Nestle that is Low FODMAP friendly!
What is a Low FODMAP Diet?
All the foods listed below are not recommended on a Low FODMAP Diet as they are all high in FODMAPS. Eliminating these foods with the help of your Registered Dietitian may help eliminate gastrointestinal symptoms. For more information click here.
- F – fermentable – all foods in this list are fermentable
- O – oligosaccharides – this includes foods with fructans and galactans such as asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, onions, beans, lentils and soy beans
- D – disaccharides – this includes foods with lactose such as milk, yogurt, cream, ice cream and soft unripened cheeses
- M – monosaccharides – this includes foods with excess fructose such as apples, mangos, pears, watermelon, dried fruit and fruit juices, honey and high fructose corn syrup
- A – and
- P – polyols – this includes foods with sugar alcohols such as apples, apricots, avocado, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, prunes, watermelon, cauliflower, bell peppers, mushrooms, corn and sweeteners
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