So this post is for my clients with IBS issues, coeliac disease, Crohn's or ulcerative colitis.

FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosacchardies Disacardies Mono and Polyols) are a group of naturally occurring sugars that are not easily absorbed in the small intestine. As they are not absorbed they travel down the rest of the digestive tract and arrive at the large intestine where bacteria are present. These bacteria use the unabsorbed sugars (FODMAPS) as a food source. This results in the release of gas which leads to excessive flatulence, gassiness, bloating and abdominal distension and pain.

If you suffer with any of these symptoms you need to avoid the following high FODMAPS;

Sweeteners such as; Honey, sorbitol, xylitol

Cereals & grains such as; bran, wheat, rye, barley, bread, granola, muesli, crackers, pasta, couscous, gnocchi

Fruits such as; apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, figs, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, prunes, watermelon

Legumes such as; beans (all kinds) chickpeas, lentils

Milk & milk products such as; custard, ice cream, soft cheeses, yoghurt

Nuts such as; cashews, pistachios

Vegetables such as; artichokes, asparagus, cauliflower, garlic, leeks, mangetouts, mushrooms, onions, sugar snaps peas

For further details please do not hesitate to contact me