Recommended IBS Diet- How a Low FODMAP diet can help.

 Sufferers of IBS know how much of a hassle dietary changes can be initially, particularly when first diagnosed. A low FODMAP diet is recommended for people who suffer from IBS in order to ease symptoms and the level of distress. There are a number of foods to avoid with IBS. It’s important that you adjust your diet accordingly – experts recommend an alternative dietary 2 step approach when adjusting your diet for IBS:

1.)Find out what foods you are intolerant to.

This is the first step and, initially, the most important. There are numerous types of intolerance tests out there that claim to be able to pinpoint the types of foods that a sufferer may be intolerant to. Out of all the tests available on the UK market today YorkTest is the only true food intolerance test that is backed up by substantial scientific research. It even underwent a double-blind placebo trial to further prove its effectiveness in irritable bowel syndrome.

2.)Start your FODMAP diet plan.

FODMAP stands for fMAP diet is necessary for someone who suffers from IBS symptoms. It requires you to eliminate certain types of foods that can cause problems, they include:

  • Excessive amounts of fructose. Fundamentally a type of sugar, it can be found in many fruits. Apples, mango’s, pears and watermelons all contain concentrated amounts of this sugar. IBS sufferers find this type of sugar to be typically tricky to deal with.
  • Fructans. Fructans are a type of fructose molecule found in vegetables and can also be found in large amounts of wheat. Some sufferers find that vegetables containing fructans can cause a large amount of distress. Some vegetables containing fructans: agave, artichokes, asparagus and leeks.
  • Lactose. Lactose is another type of sugar. People who are lactose intolerant generally avoid milk at all costs – this is because lactose is naturally found in types of animal milks. An optimal FODMAP diet plan will avoid dairy foods such as custard, milk, yoghurt cheese and margarine. You’ll be glad to hear that there are lactose free versions of these foods which you can use as a replacement, and the replacements are often healthier replacements.
  • Galacto-Oligosaccharides. This is a prebiotic which can be found in legume based beans.
  • Polyols. Polyols can be found in fruits such as apricots, cherries, pears and nectarines. Be careful when choosing artificial flavorings at the supermarket, Polyols are often used in artificial flavourings too.

It’s important not to underestimate the gravity of a lifestyle change like switching to a low FODMAP diet. Keep in mind that IBS treatment is not a ‘one size fits all’ plan – consult an expert before altering your diet. Nutritional advice from YorkTest combines both aforementioned steps, their track record shows as it has made a big difference for a large number of Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers across the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

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37 thoughts on “Recommended IBS Diet- How a Low FODMAP diet can help.

  • May 10, 2013 at 3:39 am
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    I have IBS, and it can be really bad some days, and also better than others. I try to forget that I have this, but when I eat the wrong food and I am off to the bathroom, kinda hard to forget then. I have learned to live with this without pills, I try to stay away from any pills as much as possible. All I take is birth control, and headache pills.

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  • May 10, 2013 at 2:45 am
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    I am sending this to my sister!

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  • May 10, 2013 at 12:34 am
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    I don’t know anyone with IBS but thanks for the amazing tips going forward!!:)

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  • May 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm
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    I know people with IBS. Thanks for the info, I’ll pass it on.

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  • May 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm
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    My daughter is dealing with this, I can be hard at times but she is slowly getting her life back

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  • May 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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    I have IBS. Thanks for the info!

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  • May 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm
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    thank you for this post I had my galblatter taken out 3 years back and now have IBS its so hard to work with IBS and I am always reading up on things to help

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  • May 9, 2013 at 7:02 am
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    Hmm, I’ve never heard of IBS before so I don’t think I know anyone with it. However, I’m sure this info will come in handy one day!

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  • May 9, 2013 at 3:51 am
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    I have known people with IBS, this is good info.

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  • May 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm
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    Thank you, will be trying for myself

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  • May 8, 2013 at 3:17 am
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    Interesting stuff! I shared it with my twitter followers!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  • May 8, 2013 at 3:15 am
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    My sister in law has IBS and I am passing this information on to her. Thank you!

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  • May 8, 2013 at 2:57 am
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    Thanks for the info Lisa!

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  • May 8, 2013 at 1:26 am
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    I HAVE IBS & I TAKE FIBER PILLS DAILY TO HELP ME

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  • May 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm
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    A friend could use this info

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  • May 6, 2013 at 4:46 am
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    i suffer from IBS. i have a gastroenterologist who put me on medication after trying these suggestions w/o much success…mine is hereditary. thank you for the post, i don’t see this topic discussed much anywhere.

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  • May 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm
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    I’m curious if these tests are being done in the US also? I suffer from IBS but my gastro dr. put me on a medicine regime (sp?) to help combat the symptoms as I couldn’t eat any fruits or vegetables and was losing vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. I had already switched to lactose free foods, for the dairy group, and I try to buy other foods lactose free when possible too. Since I’ve been on the medicine regime I’ve not had any problems with IBS and when I do have an issue I can now usually tell what it’s from, something I couldn’t do before. Thank you for the article 🙂

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  • May 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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    I know someone with IBS, and I am going to share this important blog post with them to make sure that they are watching these items in their diet so it will not cause so many symptoms. Thanks!

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  • May 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm
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    This is useful information I will pass it along to my mother.

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  • May 4, 2013 at 11:25 am
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    I myself am a suffer and am always looking for help in controlling it.

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  • May 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm
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    I don’t know anyone with IBS but this sounds helpful!

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  • May 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm
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    Will share this with my sister. She has had IBS for a very long time, and I’m sure anything she could do to help she will!!! Thanks for the awesome information to give to my sister whom I Love very much!!!

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  • May 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm
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    Will share this with my husband and his father, they both suffer with IBS

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  • May 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm
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    I have IBS thank you for the information though have had it for over 20 years most of it is controlled with diet and low stress.

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  • May 2, 2013 at 3:00 am
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    Thank you for all of the information. My mother has IBS. It is nothing fun to deal with on a daily basis.

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  • May 2, 2013 at 2:57 am
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    I am sorry that people have to suffer with this IBS. Thank You. jerri Davis

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  • May 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm
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    I know someone with IBS! Thanks for the info!

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  • May 1, 2013 at 11:27 am
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    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful recommendations. I don’t know anyone who has IBS but I will add this to Facebook in case someone could use this information.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm
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    I personally don’t know anyone with IBS but I shared so someone else could use the info!

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  • April 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm
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    I don’t know anyone who suffers from IBS [that I know of] but I shared this on google+. This post is very informative and I have no doubt that someone who reads it will likely find it as very useful information for themselves or someone they love.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm
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    the information is very helpful

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  • April 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm
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    I don’t personally know of anyone who suffers from IBS…but this information that you put together is very helpful and informative!

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  • April 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm
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    i have this and then i have to get some diet doen

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  • April 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm
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    great recomendations

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  • April 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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    Will be trying this for my hubby! Thanks for the info!

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