The Low FODMAP Diet is not a weight-loss diet, it is designed for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is sometimes recommended for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Digestive symptoms can include diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, fatigue, and headaches. FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharide and polyols. It is these compounds (in most common carbohydrates) that may be difficult to digest and lead to bacterial fermentation causing gas and bloating.
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