What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are certain kinds of carbohydrates found in food. Not all carbohydrates are FODMAPs, just certain ones. FODMAP is an acronym for:
Monosaccharides And Polyols
FODMAPs are different types of sugar and fiber that ferment in the large intestine and cause GI symptoms in some people. People who are sensitive to FODMAPs may develop symptoms that can be embarrassing or even painful.
There are 5 main types of FODMAPs:
- Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)