Low-FODMAP Diet Products
During the phases of a low FODMAP diet, it can be hard finding the right foods for your cravings. Diet & Wellness Health Food Store has a wide selection of low FODMAP foods for your diet. It is important to progress to the final stage of a low FODMAP diet in order to increase diet variety and flexibility during your lifestyle.
About The Low-FODMAP Diet
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyol. These are the scientific terms used to describe carbohydrate classes that are known to cause digestive issues. Which means FODMAPs are a group of fermentable carbs which aggravate the intestines in sensitive people. FODMAPs are found in various quantities in a wide array of foods (wheat, milk, and sugar). Many people are surprised to discover that the low-FODMAP diet is a cycle of three phases. Phase one is restriction, this phase requires the strict avoidance of all foods rich in FODMAP. The restriction phase is about 3 - 8 weeks long. Phase two is reintroduction, this stage includes the gradual reintroduction of foods high in FODMAP. Phase 3 is called personalization. The personalization phase is also called the modified low-FODMAP diet. This simply means you tailor the amount and type of FODMAPs to your lifestyle. Each phase is similarly important in obtaining long-term relief of the symptoms and optimal health and wellness.
There is a large amount of evidence to the advantages of a low-FODMAP diet. In about 70 per cent of adults with IBS, this diet tends to diminish painful digestive symptoms. Being on a low-FODMAP diet can help reduce the amount of bloating, gas, and pain in the stomach. A low-FODMAP diet may help an individual lose weight as well. The low-FODMAP diet is stressful but it is a very beneficial diet for managing bowel problems and general health.