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Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS: 4 Mistakes to Avoid  Everyday Health

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If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chances are you’ve heard of the low-FODMAP diet. But how does the diet work, and can it really help you manage the hallmark symptoms of IBS, like gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea?

Created by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, the low-FODMAP diet is a science-backed way for people with gastrointestinal conditions like IBS to figure out which foods trigger their symptoms so they can limit or eliminate them from their diet. FODMAPs (the acronym stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are short-chain carbohydrates, or sugars, found in foods like apples, asparagus, and dairy products, that people with IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders sometimes have difficulty digesting properly — leading to abdominal pain and other common IBS symptoms.

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