FODMAP Intolerance

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols. These are a group of short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed. In people with gastrointestinal symptoms, a diet high in FODMAPs can induce diarrhoea and/or constipation, bloating, wind and abdominal pain.
The major FODMAPs are fructose (honey, apples, pears…), fructans (wheat, rye, onions…), GOS (legumes, cabbage…), polyols (sorbitol and mannitol in stone fruits, mushrooms…) and lactose (milk, ice cream…).

Why is it important to work with us when following a low FODMAP diet?

FODMAPs are prebiotic, meaning they encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut and are important for long term gut health. Studies have shown that a strict low FODMAP has a negative effect on gut bacteria. So please come and discuss your low FODMAP diet needs with us.

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