What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are a collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives. FODMAPs include fructose (when in excess of glucose), fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), lactose and polyols (eg. sorbitol and mannitol).
FODMAP is an acronym for a group of carbohydrates, many of which are prebiotic fibres that gut microbes love to eat. However, for those with more sensitive guts, loading up on too many FODMAPs at once may trigger gut symptoms, such as uncomfortable bloating, extra gas, altered poops and more. FODMAP-friendly products reduce the FOPMAP load, allowing those with even sensitive guts to enjoy.
FODMAP stands for:
Fermentable – meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel
Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These molecules made up of individual sugars joined together in a chain
Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule.
Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single-sugar molecule.
Polyols – these are sugar alcohols (however don’t lead to intoxication!)
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