FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

1 in 7 Australians suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is characterised by recurrent lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, excess wind (flatulence), distension, nausea and changes in bowel habits( diarrhoea, constipation or a combination of both). The best way to alleviate IBS symptoms is to avoid foods high in FODMAP(Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols), which are poorly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract.
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How to use the FODMAP Diet:  FODMAP diet has 2 stages.In the first stage, start with strict restriction of all high FODMAP foods for 6-8 weeks.

In the second stage, the diet is liberalised to suit each individual. In second stage, the individual tries High FODMAP diet, one food at a time, monitors the symptoms and tries to identify the type and amount of FODMAP he is sensitive to and establish a long term dietary plan.

Consult your GP or an expert dietician regarding the FODMAP restriction and re-challenge.

2017-08-01T09:25:08+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

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