What are FODMAPs?

Posted on July 09, 2015

The term ‘FODMAP’ is an acronym for a collection of sugars (also known as short chain carbohydrates) that have been identified as being problematic to certain individuals, in eliciting IBS-type symptoms. FODMAPs are: Fermentable Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides) Disaccharides (lactose) Monosaccharides (fructose in excess of glucose) And Polyols (sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and xylitol).   When consumed in foods and/or drinks, []