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High FODMAP Foods To Avoid If You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome


If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), following a low FODMAP diet could help ease your symptoms.

For those uninitiated, FODMAP stands for a group of short-chain carbohydrates that appear in some foods: oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols.

“If you have a sensitive digestive tract or suffer with IBS then it is likely that FODMAP foods could trigger an attack as they can often cause over fermentation in the small intestine and produce a lot of gas usually resulting in pain, bloating and diarrhoea,” nutritionist Karen Poole tells HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

“The logic behind the practice is that if you restrict certain foods while you are under attack and exclude them for a period of at least six weeks and then re-¬≠introduce them in small amounts, then your sensitivity to them could reduce and future discomfort will hopefully be lessened or avoided.”

It’s important to consult your GP before switching your diet. They will be able to provide you with a full list of foods to avoid if you’re suffering from IBS.

But until then, Poole, says that the following foods are known to be high in FODMAPs and avoiding them for a short period of time can therefore ease symptoms:

  • Apples
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  • Asparagus
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  • Artichokes
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  • Beans
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  • Beetroot
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  • Broccoli
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  • Cabbage
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  • Cherries
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  • Celery
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  • Dairy
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  • Garlic
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  • Honey
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  • Leeks
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  • Lentils
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  • Mango
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  • Mushrooms
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  • Nectarines
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  • Onions
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  • Peaches
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  • Pears
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  • Plums
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  • Rye
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  • Sugar snap peas
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  • Sweetcorn
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  • Watermelon
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