Will Avoiding Carbs Called "FODMAPs" Ease IBS?
Trying a Low-FODMAP Diet continued...
Low-FODMAP foods include:
- Almond, coconut, rice, or soy milk
- Bell peppers
- Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens
There are many other foods on the high and low lists. So it's a good idea to work with a gastroenterologist and a dietitian who can help you limit FODMAPs with a balanced diet that meets all your nutritional needs.
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.