What is the low FODMAP diet?

The low FODMAP diet is a diet specifically designed for people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Those who follow the diet will go through three phases: elimination, reintroduction, and integration, where they will hopefully discover which foods may be triggering their IBS symptoms and which they can continue to eat without issue.

The low FODMAP diet eliminates or drastically reduces the intake of certain sugars, which tend to stay in our digestive system and ferment as we struggle to digest them. When our gut microbiota break them down, they produce gas, which can cause painful bloating and other uncomfortable symptoms.

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