FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Monosaccarides  and Polyols.  They include fructose, lactose, fructans (FOS) and galactans (GOS), and sugar alcohols. These carbohydrates are absorbed in varying amounts, and can cause abdominal pain, bloating, flatus and diarrhoea, constipation, or both in people who do not absorb or tolerate them well.   Everyone has a unique absorption and tolerance level, and this has to be considered when preparing meals.

To be successful, all FODMAPs have to be avoided initially, as they have a cumulative effect.  Speak to your dietician about FODMAPS and together devise a low FODMAP meal plan that will suit your specific needs and tolerance levels.

Please see our FODMAP recipes here.


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