While bread made from white or whole wheat flour is high in FODMAPs, traditionally made sourdough breads made with these flours are low.
Many people with IBS are under the impression that everyone with IBS (or maybe just everyone, period) should avoid “dairy.” And who can blame them, after hearing this advice passed around by any number of authors, bloggers, celebrities and even healthcare professionals. I don’t share that view. Although I recognize that milk and milk products are a common cause of abdominal pain, excess gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation, that is no reason to over-generalize and say that everyone with IBS should avoid them. There are some individuals who actually do need to avoid all dairy products to manage their IBS, but in my experience that is the exception, not the rule.
It would be lovely to have the time to make everything we eat from scratch, but few of us have the time or the inclination to do so. Even if you tend to think “processing” is a dirty word, be honest—when was the last time you made your own cheese, ground your own flour, or cracked the shells off your own nuts? So, we all need learn how to read food labels to determine which prepared foods are low in FODMAPs.
How can you tell if your multivitamin with minerals (MVM) is right for a low-FODMAP diet? Should you even be taking one?
You don't have to be dairy-free on a low FODMAP diet, which is good news for cheese lovers.
Most people can easily meet their protein needs with food alone on a low-FODMAP diet, but sometimes a protein powder is called for.