IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

FODMAPs and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: (for those of us who suffer from extreme digestion problems):

If your gut is upset often, you probably have an allergy to something you are eating. Keep a food journal for 3-5 days and record all yu eat. the best way to find the troublemakers is to go to a very basic food plan. Monash Universitey has food lists of high and low FODMAP foods.

From the Monash website:

What are FODMAPs?”

“FODMAPs are a group of sugars that are not completely digested or absorbed in our intestines. When FODMAPs reach the small intestine, they move slowly, attracting water. When they pass into the large intestine, FODMAPs are fermented by gut bacteria, producing gas as a result. The extra gas and water cause the intestinal wall to stretch and expand. Because people with IBS have a highly sensitive gut, ‘stretching’ the intestinal wall causes exaggerated sensations of pain and discomfort.”

FODMAPs and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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