Our dietitian specialises in food intolerance and can help you manage your IBS symptoms. If you’re experiencing constant bloating, excess wind, gas, abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea, you may be intolerant to certain foods.
Our dietitian can help you work out the specific foods that may be causing a problem for you. You may have tried to cut out certain foods to try and manage your symptoms, but still not getting the results that you want. We can provide all the information that you need to help you find the perfect solution!
What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are natural sugars found in the foods we eat. FODMAPs is an acronym (abbreviation) for:
Which foods are high in FODMAPs?
Here are some examples of food sources that contain high amount of FODMAP sugars.
- Fructose (in excess): Apples, Pear, Mango, Watermelon, Cherries, Honey
- Lactose: Milk, Yoghurt, Ice-cream, Custard, Ricotta Cheese
- Fructans: Onion, Garlic, Leek, Asparagus, Wheat and Rye Based Products
- Polyols: Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Nectarine, Apricots, Blackberries
- Galacto-Oligosaccaharids (GOS): Lentils, Chickpeas, Baked Beans, Kidney Beans
What is the low FODMAP diet?
The low FODMAP diet involves the restriction of all natural food sugars that people may not be able to tolerate. Our dietitian will provide food alternatives to ensure the diet is still nutritional adequate. After following the low FODMAP diet for 4 – 6 weeks, you will need to gradually reintroduce everything back into your diet – this is to help identify what foods trigger your symptoms. This step is critical as it will help you determine which foods will be safe for you to have and to ensure maximum variety is achieved in the diet.