FODMAP stands for “fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols”.
They are short-chain carbs that are resistant to digestion.
Instead of being absorbed into your bloodstream, they reach the far end of your intestine where most of your gut bacteria reside.
A list of examples of foods and drinks to eat on a low FODMAP diet are certain vegetables and fruits, lactose-free dairy, hard cheeses, meat, fish, chicken, eggs, rice, oats, quinoa, non-dairy milk, and small servings of nuts and seeds.
A list of examples of certain foods and drinks to avoid on a low FODMAP diet are some vegetables and fruits, beans, lentils, wheat, dairy products with lactose, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners.