Managing IBD symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and pain, with a low FODMAP diet can assist in my experience as per other dietitians advice. I also find some client still benefit from limiting seeds and grains, nuts and pips.
An Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) can assist you. You can find the nearest APD on the website www.daa.asn.au.
Generally, limit the following foods:
- Fructose: e.g. avoid apples, pears and watermelon. Honey and High Fructose Corn Syrup (often in sugary breakfast cereals). It is still important to include 3 serves of fresh fruit in you diet e.g. a banana, manadrine, grapes are low fructose.
- Fructans: wheat products and onions. Includuing gluten free products is best such as gluten free bread, corn cruskits, gluten free pasta, rice, potato, and gluten free breakfast cereal, and add rice bran for extra fibre.
- Lactose: avoid milk, yoghurt, ice-cream, custard, soft cheese which contain lactose. Aim to include lactose free milk like light Zymil, soy based yoghurt (Soyghurt) and soy ice cream (So Good Soy Ice Cream) and only small amounts of hard cheese which contain no lactose).
- Polyols: often found in artificial sweeteners (so avoid diet products, coke zero, pepsimax etc), chewing gum, apples, pears and stone fruit
- Galacto-oligosaccharides: ‘windy’ vegetables e.g cabbage, brussel sprouts, legumes, onions, green beans. Include plenty of carrots, green beans, zucchini, iceberg lettuce, cucumber.
Portions of the above foods is also imprtant if you wish to reduce your weight. Ensure you consuming small serves of carbohydares (gluten free cereal, pasta, rice, potato), 25% of you plate, balanced with lean protein (lean fish, chicken, meat and eggs), 25% of your plate, and plenty free low FODMAP vegetables, aim for 50% of you plate. Plus including regular exercise - try doing 30 to 60 minutes of planned physical activity 5x week.
I hope this helps.
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