What the f*ck is a FODMAP? …you could rightfully ask! FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that are fine for many people but are troublesome for others. The low-FODMAP system works by cutting them back to a minimum in our diet.
There’s lots to love about the low-FODMAP diet and it’s gained in popularity in recent years. It’s been proven to ease the horrible symptoms of many common gut ailments and some doctors are prescribing it to their patients with IBS.
However it’s not a magic bullet. Certain foods are permitted on the diet that are known to be bad for our gut and overall health. Also the diet doesn’t offer any solutions for rebuilding our community of friendly bacteria that are so crucial to gut health. [Read More…]