When I first started my FODMAP diet, people would always ask me, “So what CAN you eat, anyway??” At the beginning, I was caught up in trying to figure out the answer myself. There are so many foods that we can eat during the elimination process, but as you’ll come to learn with low-FODMAP, it’s not just about eating everything you can eat.
What are FODMAPs?
If you need a refresher on what a low-FODMAP diet is, re-read my Huffington Post article to start.
In short, let’s start with what FODMAPs are: FODMAP foods are foods that contain fermentable carbohydrates that lead to gas, bloating and either constipation or diarrhea. They are, for all intents and purposes, super delicious junk food for tons of bacteria in your gut.
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols
Common FODMAP foods include:
Fructans: wheat, garlic, onions, asparagus
Galactans: beans, cabbage, brussel sprouts
Disaccharides: lactose (dairy)
Fructose: honey, apples, mango
Polyols: sorbitol, avocado, mushrooms
Maybe some of you just saw that you can’t eat garlic and onions and just lost it. Trust me – I had the same reaction. But I’d rather have my tastebuds devastated than my other end.
The Big List of FODMAP foods you can eat
Click anywhere on the photo to be directed to the entire list or click here to download and/or print the FODMAP friendly foods list.
As ALWAYS, contact me with any questions!