Why Low FODMAP? What is Low FODMAP?
Ashley’s FODMAP foods list:
I have a google doc I use for my own purposes that you are welcome to look at. Caveat: it is for my personal use, so you’ll see that I have Corn listed as “avoid” because I think I’m allergic to it. Corn is OK on the low Fodmap diet. You’ll also see color coding that I use for personal interests. (Read my journey with fodmap here)
- Today’s Dietician “Successful Low-Fodmap Living” by Kate Scarlata
- Where I learned about it first: http://www.hungryhungryhippie.com/lets-talk-fodmaps/
- Dietician Kate Scarlata is always the most up-to-date, with the latest FODMAP information from Australia. She’s the most current resource I know on the internet.
- Good over-view from Healthhype.com
- Most Australian resources are great. That’s where the research is being pioneered.
- manage IBS symptoms
- stomach pain
- unintentional weight loss
- balance beneficial / non-beneficial bacteria in the gut
- overall health
What is it?
- What does FODMAP stand for?
- FODMAPs are Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides And Polyols.
- What is a low FODMAP diet, essentially?
- Wheat-free, Lactose-free, Fructose-free, Soy-free (generally), low-sugar, and many fruits & vegetables …free
- Is it the same as Gluten free?
- No. Gluten is a protein. Fodmap’s are sugars. People on a low Fodmap diet can have gluten, but generally don’t because they cut wheat from their diet.
- Low Fodmap people can add isolated Gluten — “Vital Wheat Gluten” — to baked goods, if they like.
- So, can I assume Gluten Free foods are safe?
- NO. Many gluten free foods contain honey or agave (fructose), or fruit juice concentrates. Always read the label.