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FODMAP stands for fermenting oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are nutrients such as carbohydrates and sugar alcohols. In a healthy intestine, they are completely broken down and processed. However, if the intestinal flora is mixed up, the nutrients will not be completely processed. This leads to flatulence, constipation, diarrhea or heartburn. Scientists recommend a FODMAP diet for people with irritable bowel syndrome. You should avoid certain foods for at least two to six weeks. These include some sugars such as sorbitol, xylitol, maltitol, isomalt, but also honey and fruit with a high fructose content such as apples, pears, cherries, and plums. Wheat is an oligosaccharide, so you should eat wheat-free for a while. This is not so easy, as wheat or its components are used in many industrially produced foods. Always read the list of ingredients or bake it yourself, then you know exactly what's in it. Spelt is one of the foods with low FODMAP content. Nowadays you can get flour in every supermarket.
Once your bowel has calmed down after a few weeks, you can gradually add the foods you like most back to your diet. But as soon as you get flatulence, diarrhea, constipation or abdominal pain again, this is an
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