Food Diaries | What is a Low-Fodmap diet?

Thursday, 8 June 2017


The reason for this somewhat random blog post is because I follow this diet. I have written some Low-Fodmap recipe posts so I thought that it would be good to do a little introduction post for anyone who doesn't know what the Low-fodmap diet is.

The Low-Fodmap diet is designed for people who suffer from IBS. IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can cause a whole range of horrible symptoms such as bloating, cramps, constipation and diarrhoea. Basically its really unpleasant and doesn't make you feel too good. The Low-Fodmap diet is designed to relieve these symptoms by cutting out trigger foods. I won't go into much detail, there are a whole lot of resources online for anyone wanting to find out more. If these symptoms sound like you go and see a doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet!

The group of foods that I will describe as 'trigger foods' are fermentable carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are called Fermentable Oligo-saccharides Mono-saccharides and Polyols or FODMAPs. For more information visit ibsdiets.org.

Trigger foods include, dairy, gluten, onion, garlic, different types of beans, and a large range of fruits and vegetables. This may sound limiting (it takes a bit of getting used to) but its really worth it and you learn to get creative and learn to create lots of yummy foods!

All recipes that I post will be Low-Fodmap, however they will also be super yummy and completely healthy for anyone else who doesn't follow this sort of diet.

Hopefully this made a little bit of sense and was somewhat helpful!

Thank you for reading
Beth xo