There are many contributors to digestive stress. Research suggests that–for some people–High FODMAP foods, such as onions and garlic, may be a contributing factor. Learn more at The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders.
If you think you could benefit from the Low FODMAP diet and want to know if it’s right for you, please talk to your doctor or registered dietitian.
What are high FODMAP foods?
High FODMAP foods are those foods that are high in certain carbohydrates. FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Ogliosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols. While many High FODMAP foods provide important nutrients and prebiotics, for some people, High FODMAP foods are poorly absorbed and can trigger digestive discomfort. Research indicates that undigested FODMAPs in the small intestine may pull in excess water and/or ferment in the gut, leading to digestive stress.
Some examples of High FODMAP foods are listed below.