Low FODMAP Eating
The low FODMAP diet is a dietary approach that aims to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by limiting certain types of carbohydrates called FODMAPs. Here is a guide to getting started with the low FODMAP diet:
Consult a healthcare professional: It is important to speak with a healthcare professional, such as a dietitian, before starting the low FODMAP diet. They can help you understand the diet and determine if it is right for you.
- Learn about FODMAPs: FODMAPs are a group of short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. These include certain types of sugars, fibers, and polyols. Understanding which foods are high in FODMAPs will help you make informed choices about what to eat.
- Eliminate high FODMAP foods: During the elimination phase of the diet, you will need to avoid foods that are high in FODMAPs. This includes foods such as onions, garlic, wheat, dairy products, and certain types of fruits and vegetables.
- Gradually reintroduce FODMAPs: After a period of time on the elimination diet, you will gradually reintroduce FODMAPs back into your diet. This will help you identify which FODMAPs you can tolerate and which ones cause symptoms.
- Maintain a balanced diet: It is important to maintain a balanced diet while on the low FODMAP diet. This means eating a variety of foods from all food groups, including fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains.
- Keep a food diary: Keeping a food diary can be helpful for tracking your symptoms and identifying which foods trigger them.
It is also important to note that the low-FODMAP diet is not a permanent diet, it is a temporary elimination diet to identify food triggers and should be followed under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Our nutritionists are experienced helping IBS patients manage their diets as directed by their healthcare professionals. Give us a call today to discuss your situation and we will be happy to help determine if Kosher Diet Delivery would be a good match for your needs.
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