What is a FODMAP???
It’s the latest thing in food sensitivities and I think it’s here to stay since it’s estimated that it affects 1 out of 7 people. Let me explain…
FODMAP is an acronym for a group of foods that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and therefore cause gas, bloating and other un-pleasantries. It’s a long and random list of foods. So someone who is sensitive to FODMAP’s will continue to suffer until they figure out exactly what group they are sensitive to. I am not a dietitian or a doctor. I just stumbled across this FODMAP business and thought of everyone I’ve spoken to over the years who suffered from seemingly random tummy trouble and so I had to share this information. It also makes me think of all the people I know who pound antacids because they feel “bloated” and everyone out there on prescription medications for GERD. Folks, you could be sensitive to FODMAP’s!! And if you are, that’s ok. It’s going to be the latest craze in nutrition. I’m sure of it.
I won’t list all the foods here because it’s a long and complicated list. If you have chronic tummy trouble, google FODMAP and see if it sounds like you. If it does, buy a book, read up on it and do the 2 week elimination diet and see if you feel better. If you do the elimination and feel better, then you have FODMAP sensitivity! And from there you can start adding foods back in until you figure out the culprit.
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