FODMAP Diet for those with IBS

What is a FODMAP Diet?

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides, and Polyols, which are short-chain carbohydrates found in many common foods. In some people, these molecules are poorly absorbed and as a result high FODMAP foods can cause symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), such as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

The low FODMAP diet has demonstrated significant relief of IBS symptoms and is now accepted and recommended as one of the most effective dietary therapies for IBS. (A low FODMAP diet is best managed through a qualified dietician.)

Below are downloadable/printable lists of high and low FODMAP foods.

Low FODMAP Foods — Enjoy!
High FODMAP Foods — Avoid!

Treating IBS is a process that needs to be tailored to each individual. Diet is part of a multifaceted approach to managing IBS symptoms. It’s important to work with your GI physician to develop a complete treatment plan that works for you.