Low FODMAP Meal Plan & Prep Guide
Nutritional therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects an estimated 10%-15% of the population. Those with uncontrolled IBS often suffer from gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and stomach pain which can have a terrible effect of their quality of life. Following a Low FODMAP diet has been shown to significantly improve these symptoms in about 75% of cases. FODMAPS are a collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives.
- Fermentable - meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel
- Oligosaccharides - "oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These molecules made up of individual sugars joined together in a chain
- Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule.
- Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single-sugar molecule.
- Polyols – these are sugar alcohols (however don’t lead to intoxication!)