The low FODMAP diet is often recommended to relieve symptoms of IBS irritable bowel syndrome and IBD inflammatory bowel disease. It is often recommended for people struggling with digestive issues like constipation, bloating and gas.
What is the low FODMAP diet?
The low-FODMAP diet restricts foods that are high in short-chain carbohydrates that are also known as fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. The reason that short-chain carbohydrates contribute to irritable bowel syndrome symptoms is due to the fact that they are poorly not absorbed well in the small intestine and are fermented instead.
What’s the problem with FODMAP Foods?
FODMAPs are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. Because of this, they pass through into the large intestine. They are readily fermented by bacteria in the large bowel and this leads to the production of gas. They are also highly osmotic which means that they attract water into the large bowel that this may chanage how quickly the bowels move as well.
The symptoms that result include excessive flatulence, abdominal bloating, distension and abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation or even combination of both
Which foods are considered FODMAPs?
The term FODMAP is an acronym that stands for:
Fermentable – refers to the process that takes place your gut when the foods are broken down or fermented by bacteria in the large bowel
Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These are complex carbohydrates. These molecules made up of individual sugars are connected in a chain and slower to digest.
Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule. Some examples include sucrose, lactose and maltose.
Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single-sugar molecule. They are better known as simple sugars. We break these down quickly.
Polyols – these are sugar alcohols like such as sorbitol and xylitol that don’t lead to intoxication.
Research studies indicated that reducing FODMAPs in the diet may help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and other digestive conditions as well as fibromyalgia and eczema. Unfortunately, a low FODMAP diet is very restrictive. It is meant to be followed for a short period of time to soothe your gut.
It has been noted that not all FODMAPs will be symptom triggers for every person.
Can you use Perfect Pass Prebiotics when on a low FODMAP Diet?
Yes you can.
There are many fibers that are a source of FODMAPs but vary in fermentability. Some of the fibers can lead to a lot of gas, but others ferment slower and cause less gas.
Perfect Pass Prebiotics is made with all-natural, guar gum fiber. This type of fiber has a very slow fermentation rate. That’s why there’s little-to-no painful gas or bloating when you boost your fiber intake with Perfect Pass Prebiotics.
This soluble fiber helps to maintina a healthy gut by helping food pass through your body at just the right pace. It also helps to feed your good bacteria.