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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Health Center

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Will Avoiding Carbs Called "FODMAPs" Ease IBS?

Giving Foods Another Chance

Once your tummy calms down, you can bring back foods one at a time at a rate of one item per week. You might discover that you’re only sensitive to one or two FODMAP compounds, not all of them.

For instance, maybe dairy is a problem, but grains are OK for you. Or, maybe you have trouble digesting high-FODMAP fruits or vegetables, but nothing else is a problem.

The goal is to identify what foods trigger your digestive problems and create a diet that gives you all the nutrients you need but only includes the FODMAPs you can tolerate.



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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on September 24, 2014
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