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What is a FODMAP and why avoid them?

May 01, 2019

What is a FODMAP and why avoid them?-Live Free Foods-Low FODMAP

FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols. Our gut has a hard time absorbing short chain sugars, which can lead to overgrowth of gut bacteria. FODMAP's can be trigger foods which exacerbate IBS symptoms.