FODMAPs is an acronym for: Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols.
FODMAPs are rapidly fermentable, poorly absorbed short chain carbohydrates (in the gut) found in a range of foods. They can trigger symptoms for people with a more sensitive gut (for example, those with IBS). On a low FODMAP diet, you reduce FODMAP intake (so you reduce fermentation in colon) by choosing low FODMAP carbohydrate containing foods. New research from Monash University in Australia shows that following a low FODMAPs diet can improve intestinal comfort and function in 75% of those who followed the diet.
Some fantastic FODMAP blogs and resources:
Contact a registered dietitian for an appointment to devise a low FODMAP meal plan that will suit your specific needs and tolerance levels.