What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols.
How does FODMAPs affect the body?
FODMAPs are sugars that are not thoroughly digested and absorbed. When the FODMAPs enter the small intestine, they attract water, so when they enter the large intestine, they ferment due to the presence of your gut bacteria, causing gas, pain, and discomfort.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
FODMAPs is a main cause of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, and once you have been diagnosed with IBS, a FODMAPs diet is recommended to help you reduce your pain, bloating, and general discomfort.
What are the common symptoms of FODMAP intolerance?
If you have a FODMAP intolerance, and cannot digest certain carbohydrates properly, then you might suffer from bloating, gas, constipation, pain and discomfort. Other symptoms include diarrhoea or constipation.