5 Tips to Optimise the Low FODMAP Diet
5. Watch out for other foods that trigger symptoms
Unfortunately, it is not only FODMAPs that can cause problems. As a matter of fact, people suffering from IBS often pin the blame on certain low FODMAP foods such as spices, chili peppers, fat and alcohol. You have to test your tolerance, but always bear in mind that you should not eliminate more foods than necessary. The aim is to keep the greatest possible dietary variety while reducing symptoms to the maximum.
If you are still unable to keep your IBS in check with these tips, you should go back to your gastroenterologist for further investigations and consult a dietitian for a personalized follow-up. You can also take a look at my article on complementary treatments for IBS, where I suggest other ways to manage symptoms.
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