FODMAPs - GESA - Gastroenterological Society of Australia

GESA - Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs) are found in the foods we eat. FODMAPs are sugars that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and reach the large intestine where they produce gas and attract water.

Low FODMAP DietFODMAPs are a large group of dietary sugars found in many common foods such as specific dairy products, wheat and other grains, and fruits and vegetables. While FODMAPs are poorly absorbed in all people, those with specific gut disorders such as IBS are thought to experience the uncomfortable symptoms due to the gut being
unusually sensitive.

A Low FODMAP Diet is usually recommended for 6-8 weeks
at a time. Progress should be assessed by anaccredited dietitian. They will help advise which foods can be gradually
re-introduced into your specific diet.

It is essential to develop a strategy and plan ahead. Work with
your dietitian to develop easy and tasty meal plans. Ask for a
low FODMAP shopping guide. Maintaining a low FODMAP
pantry is key to sustaining a Low FODMAP Diet.

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