The FODMAP diet is a term that is now commonly talked about in the world of nutrition.
A FODMAP diet is a 3-step process that can be used to help manage the symptoms of medically diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
It is important to understand that the FODMAP diet is a therapeutic diet that should be tailored to suit an individual and is certainly not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet therapy. Which is why, its important to see an Accredited Practising Dietitian to provide clarity and conference around this process.
The major goal is to find a balance between good symptom control and expansion of FODMAP’s in the diet as many contain extremely valuable nutrients and of course prebiotics for our gut health.
Interestingly, research shows that around 70% of people with IBS have have improved gut symptoms on a low FODMAP diet. However, this still leaves many people with IBS that may need to consider other dietary triggers and IBS therapies.
If you think you may be sensitive towards FODMAP’s or have IBS, book in a consultation here.