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FODMAPS: Friends or Foes?

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The Low FODMAP diet has been shown to help alleviate some symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  However, there is a conflict on to whether to “feed” your gut bacteria (microbiome) the prebiotics they need for optimum health benefits.  Many high FODMAP foods are part of these prebiotics. This can be a problem with any long term restrictive diet.  One thing to not do is self-diagnose or self-treat. Please consult your doctor or a knowledgeable registered dietitian for help with using the diet properly.

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