FODMAP: A Brief Introduction

FODMAPs Be Gone! An introduction to the Low FODMAP Diet. Feeling bloated and uncomfortable after every meal? It might be time to say goodbye to those pesky FODMAPs.

The low FODMAP diet is a digestive friendly way of eating that has been known to provide relief for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestive issues.

So, what are FODMAPs? FODMAPs are a type of carbohydrate that can be difficult for some people to digest properly. These carbs are found in foods such as wheat, dairy, garlic, and certain fruits and vegetables (1).

By following a low FODMAP diet, individuals can reduce their consumption of these difficult-to-digest carbs, leading to improved digestive comfort and a reduction in symptoms such as bloating, gas, and abdominal pain (2).

What does a low FODMAP diet actually look like?

While the diet does have some restrictions, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious foods to choose from. During the elimination phase of the diet, high FODMAP foods are removed from the diet, but after a certain period, they are slowly re-introduced to determine which foods trigger symptoms.

The low FODMAP diet may seem restrictive at first, but with a little creativity and the right ingredients, meals can still be flavorful and satisfying. That’s where Damn Fine Plate comes in! Our site offers a range of delicious low FODMAP recipes, so you can enjoy delicious food without the discomfort.

From flavorful stir-fries to hearty stews, there’s something for everyone. So say goodbye to bloating and hello to a healthier gut with the low FODMAP diet.

Sources:

  1. Shepherd, S. J., Parker, F. C., Muir, J. G., & Gibson, P. R. (2008). Dietary triggers of abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: randomized placebo-controlled evidence. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 6(7), 765-771.
  2. Staudacher, H. M., Irving, P. M., Lomer, M. C., & Whelan, K. (2017). Mechanisms and efficacy of dietary FODMAP restriction in IBS. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 14(7), 461-475.
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