Do you suffer with bloating or IBS? Then a FODMAP diet could be for you. Nikki Griffith of FyouFODMAP, has created a website jam packed with bloat beating recipes to help assist those suffering with chronic bloating, lethargy and a super bland diet due to the restrictions of IBS.
WHAT IS THE LOW FODMAP DIET?
It’s a diet that’s been specially developed by the clever researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, to help relieve people suffering with IBS, which affects 1 in 7 people, from the associated symptoms.
The word FODMAP is an acronym, standing for:
Fermentable (basically that refers to foods that are broken down by gut bacteria and then produce gases in your belly)
Oligosaccharides (in particular: wheat, onions and garlic)
Disaccharides (that’s lactose to you and I)
Monosaccharides (a.k.a. fructose – found in honey, high-fructose corn syrups and fruits like apples)
Polyols (Sorbitol & Mannitol – these are found in some fruits and vegetables)
You can find a full list of foods you can and can’t eat on the Monash FODMAP app.
The idea of the low FODMAP diet is to cut from your diet foods high in FODMAPs, for a period of 6 to 8 weeks. For some people with a gut-imbalance such as SIBO, they may be able to go back to eating as normal. Others will gradually re-introduce foods back into their diet, helping them to identify which are causing nasty symptoms.
Read the recipe for Nikki’s Charred Courgette & Salmon with her sauce here: