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Who is the FODMAP elimination diet safe for?

Patsy Catsos
Nutrition & Dietetics
The FODMAPS elimination diet is based on limiting "FODMAPS" in the diet. FODMAPS stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides And Polyols. Specifically, some of the dietary carbohydrates described by the term FODMAPS are lactose, fructose, fructans, polyols and galactans. These are sugars, starches and fibers in food that some people cannot fully digest and absorb.

While the diet should be safe for most individuals, there are some situations that require modification of the diet. Please consult a registered dietitian for assistance if you have:
  • Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)
  • Food allergies
  • Been diagnosed with any medical conditions that have special dietary needs or that require the use of prescription medications
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