FODMAP is an acronym for: (F)ermentable (O)ligosaccharides (D)isaccharides (M)onosaccharides and (P)olyols. These are a group of specific carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine, which can cause gas, bloating and other digestive issues. Often, patients with IBS are advised to follow a low FODMAP diet. FODMAPs are found in a lot of the foods we eat – breads, fruits, veggies and pasta. However, once you get a handle on which foods to avoid and which ones to consume, many of your symptoms can be relieved. A low FODMAP diet is often recommended for those with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and digestive issues like gas, bloating and diarrhea. Request my free Low FODMAP eBook HERE — I’ll share some tips on what to eat, what to avoid, and simple recipes for each meal.