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.
jjane14: Anyone interested in joining if I make a Skype group? Or does anyone have a Skype or kik account that just wants to talk? My skype is jjane141 feel free to message me anytime.
Jan 29, 2014 18:58:11 GMT
coco: any meet ups this year in the uk? Definitely want to meet fellow sufferers
Mar 9, 2014 21:41:53 GMT
samboy: Hey, jjane. Just noticed your comment to the blog a month later. I'll be sure to check the blog every day now for any comments. And will upload a couple of posts next week.
Mar 18, 2014 0:41:55 GMT
samboy: Posted another new post just now. If anyone would like to share their personal story about body odor and have it posted on my blog, feel free to PM me.
Apr 12, 2014 16:13:53 GMT
halitosis: I would love to talk to some people without fearing they'll rub their nose or knowing the stand 10 feet away from me to say something to me. What is kik? I have used Skype before but never heard of Kik. I also noticed a lot members are from the UK?
Apr 12, 2014 18:44:52 GMT
jjane14: You know what instead of a Skype group, we should make a Facebook group. I tried with the skype group but I don't really know how to work it. I'll try to make a Facebook page in the next few days and post a link here. What should we name it?
Apr 20, 2014 18:04:20 GMT