FODMAP Helper

A FODMAP diet helper tool to make identification of low and high FODMAP foods easier to help your with your low FODMAP diet. The low FODMAP diet can be useful for people with IBS / Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance and various other food intolerances, food sensitivities, and stomach problems.

Features include:
- Comprehensive list of foods and whether they are low FODMAP or high FODMAP foods, to make finding foods for your low FODMAP diet easier.
- Search by food name.
- Lookup by food category.
- General FODMAP Diet and Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBS info.

FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine, especially for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBS, Lactose Intolerance, Gluten Intolerance, other food intolerances and stomach sensitivities. They include short chain oligo-saccharide polymers of fructose (fructans) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS, stachyose, raffinose), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides (fructose), and sugar alcohols (polyols), such as sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol and maltitol.

The term FODMAP is an acronym, derived from:

*Fermentable
*Oligo-
*Di-
*Mono-saccharides
*And
*Polyols

Although FODMAPs are naturally present in food and the human diet, FODMAP diet restriction has been found to improve symptom control in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), such as Lactose Intolerance, Gluten Intolerance, and other stomach sensitivities. Prior to the formation of the FODMAP concept, diet was seldom used as first line therapy for management of IBS and other FGID.