FODMAPs, are carbohydrates that stands for Fermentable Oligo,-Di,-Mono-saccharides and Polyols, Though not all the carbohydrates are considered to be FODMAPs.
Low FODMAPs diet has come to be realized to be play a great role in the reduction of bacteria in the gut. And this has followed the argument that, since the bacteria in the gut plays a significant role in health and diseases, health experts have never got the reason why we should follow low FODMAPs diet for a long period.
In human terms, FODMAPs are short chains carbohydrates which some people are not capable of digesting them, and they reach the end of the intestines where the bacteria inhabit.
What transpires after this is, the gut bacteria will use them for fuel. This case produces hydrogen gas which bring about all the other digestive complications in the gut. However, some friendly bacteria will tend to produce methane.
When hydrogen is given out, it can lead to flatulence, bloating, stomach pain, cramp and even constipation. All this are cause by distention of the gut and makes your belly appear bigger.
Though not all people are sensitive to FODMAPs, their prevalence is common in people with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
In addition to this FODMAPs draws water into the gut, since they are osmotically active and causing diarrhea.
Of the research to fight this disorder, gastrointestinal research suggest that all the sufferers of this common disorder is to take diet low in FODMAPs for the ease of your gut complications.
Try low FODMAPs, this will help to flatten you belly.