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What is this weird new word you have read about in magazines and heard whispered around coffee shop tables?

FOPMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo, Di & Monosaccharides and Polyols

Researchers here in Melbourne have found that foods containing these sugars can trigger symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS may be one reason for people experiencing bloating, flatulence and bowel issues, but there may be more serious disorders that could cause these symptoms so it’s best to talk to your GP about it before following a special diet.

FODMAP research is relatively new in the field of diet and nutrition, so if you are following a low FODMAP diet make sure you keep up to date with the changes via Australian research. It’s a tricky diet to manage and shouldn’t be followed strictly for too long.

The dieticians at Jasper Health are here to assist you.

By Jenny Davidson


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