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FODMAP is an acronym that stands for:
Fermentable – meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel
Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These molecules made up of individual sugars joined together in a chain
Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule.
Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single-sugar molecule.
Polyols – these are sugar alcohols
A diet low in FODMAPs (“a Low FODMAP Diet”) is scientifically, and is now used internationally, as the most effective dietary therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and symptoms of an irritable bowel. Such symptoms include excessive wind (flatus), abdominal pain, bloating and distention, nausea and changes in bowel habits (diarrhea and/or constipation). A Low FODMAP Diet has also been proven, with solid scientific evidence, to reduce symptoms of fatigue, lethargy and poor concentration.”