Fodmap diet, good for digestion, but be careful with your intestinal flora

Fodmap diet, good for digestion, but be careful with your intestinal flora

What is the Low FODMAP Diet?

FODMAP carbohydrates are not absorbed in the small intestine and so create food residue.  This food residue passes out of the small intestine and into the large intestine (colon) where it is then fermented by the bacteria in this area of the gut. 

These carbohydrates are called Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides, And, Polyols, also known as FODMAPS.

 Please note that only these carbohydrates are a problem and not all carbohydrates.

 The fermentation of this food residue in the colon can cause gas producing symptoms such as wind, bloating, abdominal pain and can alter stool consistency resulting in diarrhoea.

 Dietary intervention involves the strict elimination of FODMAP foods for an 8 week period.  

Read the full blog post here – http://www.probiotixx.info/en/fodmap-diet-good-for-digestion-but-be-careful-with-your-intestinal-flora/

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