If you’ve been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or another functional gut disorder and the associated symptoms of bloating, abdominal distension, excess wind, and unpredictable bowel motility (in other words, constipation and/or diarrhea), then you may have considered trying a low FODMAP diet. On the other hand, if you’re scratching your head wondering what the heck a FODMAP is, then read this post first for a lovely overview and breakdown of the diet.
But if you have gut issues, it's likely that the low FODMAP diet is on your radar. If you're thinking about giving it a go, there are a few things you need to know before you dive in. Here's what they are: