FODMAPs are found in the foods we eat. FODMAPs is an acronym for
Fermentable Oligosaccharides (eg. Fructans and Galactans) Disaccharides (eg. Lactose)Monosaccharides (eg. excess Fructose) and Polyols (eg. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Xylitol and Isomalt)
Where are FODMAPs found?
A few examples of food sources for each of the FODMAPs are listed below. The list is not complete. New data has been obtained through Monash University Department of Gastroenterology regarding the FODMAP content of foods. As a result, there have been some changes from previous food lists. Below is a list containing up-to-date information. The dietitians at Shepherd Works can provide you with an up to date list of the full list of foods during a consultation. Excess Fructose: Honey, Apples, Mango, Pear, Watermelon, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids Fructans: Artichokes (Globe), Artichokes(Jerusalem), Asparagus, Beetroot, Chicory, Dandelion leaves, Garlic (in large amounts), Leek, Onion (brown, white, Spanish, onion powder), Raddicio lettuce, Spring Onion (white part), Wheat (in large amounts), Rye (in large amounts), Inulin, Fructo-oligosaccharides. Lactose: Milk, icecream, custard, dairy desserts, condensed and evaporated milk, milk powder, yoghurt, margarine, soft unripened cheeses (eg. ricotta, cottage, cream, marscarpone). Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS): Legume beans (eg. baked beans, kidney beans, bortolotti beans), Lentils, Chickpeas Polyols: Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Cherries, Longon, Lychee, Nectarines, Pears , Plums, Prunes, Mushrooms, Sorbitol (420), mannitol (421), xylitol (967), maltitol (965) and Isomalt (953).
Yes low FODMAP - I shortened the name. I remember a few people going on this diet, I was hoping somebody will report back on progress soon. Both the FODMAP and alkaline diet seem to target the gut flora, so i think they're worth looking at.
I found a comprehensive list if anybody wants to look at it.
The only thing that surprised me a bit is that they're concerned about fermentation but the diet seems to say sucrose is okay. Sucrose is definitely the worst for my individual gut, I believe things like Candida love it, but I guess there are different approaches that we can combine.