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FODMAPs are carbohydrates which can be poorly digested in the small intestine, and cause discomfort in sensitive stomachs.
Common FODMAPs include:
Download the Monash University FODMAP App. Consult a qualified nutritional professional.
There are a few FODMAP apps that you can download.
These apps tell you which foods are more likely to cause stomach issues.
Simply type FODMAP into the search bar in the app store or Google play.
Not everyone is sensitive to the same FODMAP foods so you need to find out which ones cause you the most trouble.
Two of the biggest culprits are Onions and red wine.
Figuring out which foods to eliminate typically takes 6 - 8 weeks depending on severity of symptoms.
Keeping offending foods to a minimum, or out of your diet completely, is a daily commitment.
FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates which are not easily digested by the human body.
Instead they travel through the digestive system to an area which is heavily populated by your bacterial community. These helpful bacteria are great at digesting these foods for you.
Problems arise if you eat many FODMAP foods, as it can cause the bacterial community who feed on these foods to become very large. These bacteria produce a lot of gas when they digest your FODMAPs. This is where the discomfort can come from.
Eliminating the foods which these bacteria eat can help bring the community down to a manageable level, which is still healthy, but does not cause negative symptoms.
If eliminated foods are not replaced appropriately a FODMAP diet may result in:
Monash FODMAP App
Tyra Banks and Kirsten Dunst.
The Monash APP