FODMAPs have come a long way. As recently as 5 or so years ago, no one was really familiar with them including most nutritional professionals but times have changed. More and more, people are using a low FODMAP diet, along with the guidance of a nutrition professional, to help manage their digestive health woes.
The Low FODMAP Diet limits certain types of carbohydrate (sugars) in the diet that can aggravate a troubled gastrointestinal tract (gut) because these carbohydrates are fermented by gut bacteria leading to classic symptoms of IBS. A low FODMAP diet is used to reduce the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Studies show that 75% of people see improvements, after 2 weeks, when the diet is closely followed. By doing so, a stressed/inflamed gut will be less irritated while the underlying cause of IBS are addressed/investigated so that healing can begin.
The diet can also gaining ground as an initial step in helping to manage similar symptoms arising from other digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
A handful of yummy low FODMAP recipes
I’ve rounded up a small handful of low FODMAP diets from various nutritionists and dietitians to help those following a low FODMAP diet get a little more variety in their daily fare. Be sure to check them out and see what other great recipes they have to offer – ENJOY!
Simple Low Calorie, Low FODMAP Hot Chocolate by Lauren Renlund