FOOD, FACTS and FADS

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What are the Oligos?

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Onion

Onions are a common source of fructans

The FODMAP diet is becoming a common topic on the Internet.  FODMAP means fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and Polyols. Two main components of the FODMAP exist – the fructans or FOS and the galactans or GOS. What are they and what do they have in common?  Why do they cause us problems?  For a previous post, CLICK HERE.

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