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FODMAPs

A FODMAP elimination diet is an evidence-based diet that helps up to 75% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and some other gastrointestinal disorders effectively manage debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms.

FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) are sugars that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and are fermented by bacteria to produce gas.

FODMAPs are found in a wide variety of foods and include:

  • Fructose in excess of glucose (Found in certain fruits and honey)
  • Lactose (found in milk and milk products)
  • Sugar polyols such as sorbitol and mannitol (found in some fruits and vegetables and often added as artificial sweeteners)
  • Fructans (found in wheat, rye, onions and garlic, some fruits and vegetables)
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) (found in legumes such as baked beans, lentils and chickpeas)
More about low FODMAP foods can be found on our FODMAP 101 blog.

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Dietary restriction of these poorly absorbed FODMAP sugars (the low FODMAP diet) is a specialised area of nutrition. To get the best outcomes you need more than a list of high and low FODMAP foods. Our gastrointestinal dietitians have significant experience and advance training in the low FODMAP diet and have helped many patients identify and manage their dietary intolerances. More on low FODMAP diet can be found in our published work on dietary FODMAP restriction in IBS.

Our dietitians will work with you to ensure that your diet remains balanced and nutritionally adequate while you follow the low FODMAP diet and in the longer term. We believe in providing specialised nutrition care that is individualised to your needs. Our goal is to work with you to achieve improved symptom control while minimising your long-term dietary restrictions.

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