What are FODMAPs?

FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates, disaccharides, monosaccharides and related alcohols that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. FODMAPs are found in many foods we eat every day. The term FODMAP itself is an abbreviation for:

Fermentable
Oligosaccharides
Disaccharides
Mono-saccharides
And
Polyols

The FODMAP diet was initially developed at Monash University in Melbourne by Peter Gibson and Susan Shepherd.


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