What is low FODMAP?

FODMAP - Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols


If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook you may have heard us sharing our favourite low FODMAP recipes every so often, so we thought we’d share with you a little more information about the diet to help those who are effected by IBS.


FODMAP's are carbohydrates that are found in fruit, vegetables, milk and wheat, these carbohydrates are poorly absorbed and rapidly ferment in the gut causing increased flatulence, bloating and abdominal pain – all side effects of IBS.


Food's high in FODMAP's should be avoided, please check the list below :

Fructose - Honey, Apples, Mango, Pear, Watermelon, Corn Syrup.

Lactose - Milk, Ice-Cream, Custard, Condensed Milk, Yoghurt, Soft Cheeses.

Fructans - Artichokes, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Wheat, Rye, Barley.

Galactans - Legume beans, Lentils, Chickpeas.

Polyols - Apples, Apricots, Nectarines, Pears, Plums, Prunes, Mushrooms.


You may be feeling like you can't eat anything now but trust me, there are so many yummy low FODMAP recipes online, many of them being alternatives to your current favourite meals! 


For support in your IBS journey please visit ww.strandsofmylife.com/ibsrecipeforsuccess/ for lessons, videos, downloads and support groups!