Are you suffering with IBS and/or strong Bloating? Perhaps the trigger is FODMAPS. What are they?

FODMAPS stand for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides Polyols Sorbitols. These are foods that have been found to exacerbate IBS symptoms as they are osmotic, meaning they attract water into the bowel and are poorly absorbed in the small intestine, which then leads to symptoms of IBS such as bloating, gas and diarrhoea.

Some researchers believe that in some cases IBS is actually a FODMAPS intolerance and there has been huge success with reducing symptoms of IBS when following a FODMAP diet. However, every person is different and not everyone with IBS will only react to FODMAPS. Other foods can include gluten or other grains which can also cause problems with digestion. It is important to speak with your practitioner in regards to what specialised diet you should be on. There are many triggers for digestive problems and your practitioner can help to distinguish between different foods and reactions.

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Note: Only follow a FODMAP diet if advised by your Practitioner

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