Welcome to my new blog Fodmap foods, dietary advice & own recipes. Having been diagnosed with IBS, after many years of suffering, I hope you will follow me both here on Instagram fodmapfood & Facebook fodmapfoods as I embark on my fodmap diet. Fodmap stands for: Fermentable oligosaccarides (wheat, onion, garlic); disaccharides (milk, ice cream); monosaccarides (apples, pears, honey); & polyols (mushrooms, apricots). All of these strange sounding names, of which the foods in brackets are examples, are all types of short chain carbohydrates & alcohol sugars found in every day foods, but which are poorly absorbed by the the small intestine & researchers such as King’s College London & Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust now believe are responsible for discomfort & bloating.
It is not just the avoidance of these FOD’s which will help in the reduction of symptoms. Care must be taken to also avoid those ready made foods containing even small amounts of FOD’s.
Starting on Monday 2nd April for eight weeks I will be posting on this blog my daily diet & a weekly recipe. I will also be explaining more about A low FODMAP diet.
So girls, give up the expensive green tea capsules & the faddy diets & try a scientifically based diet, to see if it helps you.