The Low FODMAP Diet: Can It Ease Your IBS Symptoms?
Diarrhea, indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain. If changing your diet could ease the constant discomfort of living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), would you try it? Over the past 15 years, the low FODMAP diet has been recognized by dietitians and integrative medicine docs as an effective tool for identifying trigger foods and helping patients find relief. But what are FODMAPs, and how can limiting them in your diet help your symptoms? Here’s what you should know about the low FODMAP diet for IBS — plus tips for trying it on your own.