“The low FODMAP diet for IBD was first defined in 2004 by researchers at Monash University, Australia. It categorizes foods that trigger gastrointestinal problems according to the type of carbohydrate they contain, i.e., Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. This makes it possible to systematically test one group of food at a time, instead of individual items.

Before the advent of the low FODMAP diet, people were handed a long list of seemingly unrelated foods and instructed to avoid the ones they felt were causing their symptoms. Not only was this confusing, it also did not provide an orderly way of assessing one’s tolerances.” For more information, here’re the basics: FODMAP 101

Low is good – high is bad

Many low and high FODMAP foods lists are available online, but they are not updated regularly, and often contain conflicting advice.

For the most accurate and comprehensive information, check out the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet App. It provides the FODMAP content of hundreds of foods, including certified low FODMAP products such as bread, crackers, snacks, and condiments. This Monash University Low FODMAP Diet App is an indispensable tool for people who are following the low FODMAP diet for IBD.