It's estimated that as many as 15% of the global population experiences symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some new research suggest that the culprit may be FODMAP --Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are all types of sugars and short-chain carbohydrates found naturally in foods that can be poorly absorbed by the gut and may cause problems for people with IBS. Many foods are considered as high in FODMAP, including wheat, mushrooms, apples, onions, and so on. Avoiding these foods can reduce the adverse symptoms associated with IBS, as well as some intestinal diseases. 

It's not just a diet, but also a treatment. By avoiding FODMAP foods, people can reset their diets to suit their gut. Companies are getting on board to cater to the needs of an estimated 700 million consumers worldwide. Kellogg's reformulated its Corn Flake in Australia to be FODMAP-friendly. Green Valley Creamery is the first real dairy brand to be certified as FODMAP Friendly and it launched a series of FODMAP-friendly products.


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