I told you guys some weeks ago that I would talk more about the FODMAP diet. First of all, the diet is more of an actual Eating plan than a diet. It is a plan created to minimize the difficulties with IBS, in other words foods that are good at keeping your gut healthy and feeling nice, So, the Fodmap diet is based around excluding short sugar chains that are poorly absorbed by our bodies and therefore causes irritation whitin your guts. The short sugar chains are; Fermentable carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. Now you might think "What the heck are all these fancy medical words?".
Well, these sugar chains can be found in foods such as milk(products), gluten, onions, mango, sugar alternatives and a lot of other foods. I try as mych as I can to avoid eating foods that are high in Fodmap just to keep my gut health steady.
During the last few months I've really gotten more into the diet and have been pretty strict, just to see if it would make any difference. And, I can actually say that I've been feeling a lot better than usual. The foods that I eat are simple, clean and whole foods that don't have any weird additives. The fodmap diet kind of excludes unhealthy foods as things such as sugar, gluten and dairy should be avoided. Of course I am not living my life just thinking about what exacly it is that I eat all the time. I try as much as I can to eat according to this diet but I sometimes let go and have some bread, sweets, milk etc. As long as you do as much as you can to keep your belly balanced I think you are on the right path.
This "diet" is not only for people with IBS, instead of going on some low-carb crazy diet you could try this one if your just interested in looking and feeling your best. Healthy, clean and whole foods have never done anyone wrong. I will put a link down below were ypu can find more information about the diet and what foods your body will thrive on.
Have a great day!