Printable FODMAP Diet Chart for your Convenience
Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:54 PM
personally I find i can't have red peppers either. In fact, for whatever reason, red's seem worst for me. carrots have some galactans which may be the problem. I suppose it all depends on which of the F O D M A P you are most sensitive to.
My dietitians Low FODMAP diet guide lists all squash as suitable.Perhaps I should remove "summer" from the chart!You might also try Zucchini.Most FODMAP vegetables, with the exception of Sugar Snap Peas, contain Fructans and Polyols, not Fructose.Fructans and Polyols are FODMAPS & unsuitable.If you had problems with carrots perhaps this was due to your overall diet.Diet on low FODMAP for awhile until your gut settles and then retry carrots.
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Well, I've been dealing with pain predominant IBS for a long time now. I've started the Low FODMAPS diet and so far I haven't really noticed a huge difference. Still pain.I just have a few questions if anyone can help.1. Are Clementines ok? I noticed Oranges are ok, but Nectarines are not. Where do clementines fit?2. Is wheat ok? It seems there is varying discussion on this? I'm trying to stay away but so much stuff has wheat?3. Are organic corn chips ok? 4. Is natural cane sugar soda ok? I went to whole foods and got some of this.5. What is there to drink besides water? I was used to drinking Orange/Apple Juice in the morning, but now I don't have that.I am just struggling to find snacks or foods to eat and beverages to drink. I also think I'm still in the stage where everything I eat still hurts. So I'm not sure what to eliminate and what is safe to eat, etc. For instance, today for lunch, steak cooked in beef broth/bit of wine and rice and that still killed me.Any help will be greatly appreciated.ThanksMel
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:26 PM
Excellent result T.For years sufferers have tried many treatments without result.Distrusting of cures, to many, the FODMAP diet might appear as just another fad solution.Quite a few might find that sticking to this diet will pleasantly surprise them.I'm not sure about Collards, but Endive, Spinach & Silver Beat are all FODMAP free.Eating them with a stable gut should present no problems.An unstable gut, overloaded with FODMAP, is already compromised and is easily overwhelmed with any food one might consume. Tomatoes are acceptable however the seeds, which are very acid, can affect some.When preparing a tomato sauce, I like to sieve out the seeds.You'll find that early FODMAP lists were limited by the resource of those assigned to analyze foods.With time further research has allowed more to be categorized and to correct errors.Unfortunately many haven't kept their lists up to date.The attached chart has had a dozen recent changes and reflects foods listed by a large Public Hospital in my area.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:45 PM
Hi Irksy,I seem to have a similar history to yours and the FODMAP has definitely been worth it for me. I've been basically following it since November and it has cut down the nausea and gas by at least 90% - some days I don't have any at all. And I am no longer bloated all the time. I took pantoprazole for two years for acid reflux and I am off that completely now. I went off the medicine for my colonoscopy and endoscopy, started the diet right after and never needed to go back on the medicine.I'm also anemic (why we did the colonoscopy which found nothing causing it) which I believe was due to the acid-reflux medicine interfering with nutrient absorption, as well as IBS-D not helping! Since Nov my iron levels have slowly been rising, though I can only take the iron pills once every three-four days as my system reacts strongly to them. Still, it is progress.I started the diet by cutting out gluten and some of the fruits and vegies esp onion, when I could. Sort of eased into it. Then after a couple of weeks I decided it was working well enough that it would be worth going the whole way and completely following the diet. My doctor suggested it and is referring me to a dietician later this month so I can properly test what causes the most problems and hopefully I can add some things back at some point.It did take several weeks for my system to settle down. I still had some periods of stomach upset but could see enough improvement to continue. Had to really read labels, etc, and make sure stuff wasn't hiding (like honey and milk). So I avoided packaged foods and did more cooking and baking where I knew exactly what was in what I ate. Stripped it down to the real basics to get a good baseline and see if it really was the high-FODMAPs that were causing some of my troubles.I found that once I was completely on the diet, I was actually less hungry. Before following the diet I think some of my previous gurgling and nausea I was translating to "have to eat something to settle stomach" and I tended to graze through the day. I also would get kind of jittery-panicky episodes where I would feel like I had eaten too much sugar or caffine even when I hadn't and just have to eat something like protein right then. Since FODMAPs I don't get the jitters. And I actually can go more than two hours without eating something! I've also lost a few pounds which is a happy side benefit (tho not a reason to go on the diet!). Basically my digestive system has settled down and is calm.I do find that portion size is as important as avoiding high FODMAPs. Even when I eat "safe" foods, if I have a very large meal with snacking afterwards I can feel heavy and "blah" and I do get a bit of acid-reflux the next morning. But not enough to need medicine.I am also taking psyllium fibre prescribed by my doctor for both the IBS-D and diverticulitis. It sounds odd to take fibre for diarrhea but as my doctor explained it psyllium also absorbs excess fluid in your system and helps even things out. I take half a teaspoon morning and again late afternoon with a big glass of water and it has helped a lot. (I started with half that and worked my way up over two weeks.) I used to swing between IBS-D and IBS-C and basically now have neither.In six weeks of completely watching the FODMAPs and taking psyllium, I have only had two stomach upsets which sent me semi-urgently to the bathroom. Contrast that with almost every other day lengthy bathroom visits previously! I did wonder if only taking the fibre would have given me the same results, but if I eat a high-FODMAP food I definitely get gas and bloating so for me I think the combination of diet and fibre is the answer. Everyone varies, however, so you need to find your own balance. Sorry to be so long! But maybe hearing the details of how it is working for me will help you decide if you want to pursue it. I just figured I'd give it a good try for two to three months and it has been a good decision for me. I've heard the low FODMAP diet can help about 3/4 of IBS patients so that's pretty good odds!
I cut gluten out after the blood tests and this has made a HUGE difference to my bowels, which are the most normal they have ever been. So...my symptoms now are the constant nausea, really 'gurgly' stomach noises (which can be heard across the room over the TV!!) and the bizarre itchy hands etc!! I rarely have bloating or indigestion since cutting out gluten.Do you think it's worth giving FODMAP a try? I'm so grateful for any thoughts, comments, suggestions!! many thanks
Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:49 PM
I just found one today that I *think* is ok. Try Imagine Natural Creations ~ Creamy Sweet Potato Soup. www.imaginefoods.com(And I saw that you found this one right after your original post - sorry for the repetition).
How about banana peppers? And has anyone discovered ANY soup that doesn't have onion or onion powder in it? Thanks! You are all SO helpful!
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