Gut Sense (Coming soon)
Living with IBS? Join this group for a deep dive into your GI system. Learn how your body digests and absorbs foods, how to track your symptoms and locate possible triggers and explore the FODMAP approach.
What Are FODMAPs?
FODMAP stands for “fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols” .
These are short-chain carbs that are resistant to digestion. Instead of being absorbed into your bloodstream, they reach the far end of your intestine where most of your gut bacteria reside.
Your gut bacteria then use these carbs for fuel, producing hydrogen gas and causing digestive symptoms in sensitive individuals.
- Lactose from dairy products
- fructose from certain fruit
- Coconut products
- Fructans from fibrous vegetables
- Polyols from fruit and sugar alcohols