Your gut health is generally defined by the foods you consume on a daily basis. There are certain foods that can hamper the digestion process. Likewise, there are also many foods that bolster your digestive system. Experts suggest that consuming a diet that consists of a low amount of fermentable carbs helps in getting relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This diet is called the low - FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. It may sound complicated, but let us explain this in layman terminology. This is a term used for a group of carbs that trigger bloating, gas and abdominal pain. These are nothing but short-chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that cannot be absorbed by your body fully. This results in abdominal pain and bloating. FODMAP's are present in some foods naturally or in additive form. You need to avoid such foods when pursuing a low - FODMAP diet.

About The Diet

There are three stages in this diet. The first stage consists of restricting certain foods that are high in FODMAP. This process can be done for about 3 - 8 weeks but not longer than that. This is because foods with high FODMAP are good for gut health and not consuming these foods for a long time can have a detrimental effect on you. Generally, you will notice a considerable improvement in your symptoms by the third week and, at this time, you can proceed to the next level. 

The next step is to reintroduce the high-FODMAP foods back into your diet. Through this process, we can identify which type of FODMAP's you can tolerate. You may be sensitive to a few of these foods but not all of them. You can include one food at a time and see your reaction over a period of three days. This will help you understand what type of foods that you are sensitive to and you can exclude such foods from your diet. 

The third step is to personalize this diet. Now you can include those foods which you are comfortable with, but still maintain the overall low-FODMAP diet.

Benefits Of This Diet

Following this diet reduces the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). You will also experience relief from bloating, acid reflux, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. This diet is also known to increase the energy levels of people and contribute to their overall health and fitness. You must keep in mind that this diet is not for people with a healthy digestive system, it is specifically meant for people with IBS and may have negative effects on others. Additionally, this diet is not recommended for children and pregnant women.


Who Needs To Follow This Diet?

If you are experiencing IBS or any other digestive discomforts mentioned above, then you may try out this diet. Individuals who don't respond to other forms of therapy for their IBS symptoms are perfect candidates for this diet.

Things To Keep In Mind

Before you start this diet, you need to make sure that you actually have IBS. It is best to consult a doctor before going on this diet as IBS symptoms may also point to more serious medical conditions that require immediate medical intervention.

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Low-FODMAP Foods

Some of the low-FODMAP foods that you can stock up on if you go on this diet include protein-rich foods like meat, seafood, poultry, dairy and tofu. You can also add brown rice, millets, maize, quinoa and oats to your diet. In addition to this, you can eat a variety of vegetables, nuts and seeds as they fit into this category. Fruits such as bananas, blueberries, pineapples and papayas too can be consumed without much worry as they comfortably fit into the realm of the low-FODMAP foods.


High FODMAP Foods

Some of the foods that you need to avoid include wheat, rye milk, cheese, garlic and onions as these are considered to be high-FODMAP foods. Certain fruits like mangoes, blackberries, litchi also fall into this category and it is best if you avoid them when you are on a low-FODMAP diet.


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Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

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