FODMAP AND IBS

ONE IN SEVEN ADULTS SUFFER FROM IBS AND 75% OF THEM EXPERIENCE RELIEF FROM THEIR SYMPTOMS WITH A LOW FODMAP DIET.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by chronic, relapsing symptoms including lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, wind, distension and altered bowel habit (ranging from diarrhoea to constipation) but with no abnormal pathology.
  • There is no test to definitively diagnose IBS. Diagnosis is made based on symptoms and excluding other reasons (like coeliac disease).
  • There is no medicine or curing treatment for IBS. Treatment of IBS focuses on relieving symptoms.
  • FODMAPs are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS. FODMAPs are found naturally in many foods and food additives.
  • Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Monosaccharides And Polyols

In FODMAP diet, grains containing gluten, should be avoided. Oats do not contain gluten or FODMAP’s and therefore they are on the green side.

Please note that all glutenfree products are not automatically also low FODMAP. They might contain other ingredients not suitable for FODMAP diet.

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF OATS IN LOW FODMAP DIET

The problem with low FODMAP diet can be reduced fibre intake. Oats are an excellent source of fibre and provide all the goodness of wholegrains

  • Oat are versatile ingredient that can be used in all meals throughout the day
  • Oats have pleasant mild taste and are very gentle to the gut due the high amount of soluble fibre
  • Finnish oats are a sustainable crop so using oats is a service to your gut and the environment