The low #Fodmap #diet. What’s it all about? Find out here, in my series of blogs.
The Low Fodmap Diet.
So, what is it all about? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccarides & Polyols.
Fermentable: Carbohydrates. are the sugars which are easily fermented in your digestive system. They include all of the short chains of sugar molecules mentioned below:
Oligosaccharides: Carbohydrates. Are a saccharide polymer containing a small number of monosaccharides [simple sugars] which can have many different functions. Being Non digestible food ingredients, they selectively stimulate the growth of prebiotic bacteria in the colon. We cannot digest and absorb these.
Disaccharides: Carbohydrates. Double sugars Formed when two monosaccharides are joined together & a molecule of water is removed from the structure. [hydrolysis]. Three common examples being sucrose, lactose [discomfort causing sugar] & maltrose.
Monosaccarides: The most basic form of Carbohydrates. Any of the class of sugars, that cannot be hydrolysed to give a simpler sugar. Some…
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