What is the FODMAP diet?

  title={What is the FODMAP diet?},
  author={Wendy Marcason},
  journal={Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics},
  volume={112 10},
A reduction of FODMAP intake reduces symptoms because FODMAPs (in those whom experience relief on a low-FODMAP diet) are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. These carbohydrates then move along into the large intestine without being appropriately digested, reacting chemically there with our (healthy and unhealthy) bacteria to produce unwanted gas. FODMAPs also act like a sponge in the large intestine, where they draw and hold excess fluid. These behaviors manifest themselves physically and… CONTINUE READING

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