Podcast: From Mono- to Poly-: Avoiding Saccharides on a Low-FODMAP Diet

The link between foods and digestive orders is well recognised, and for many people FODMAPs are the culprit.

The link between foods and digestive orders is well recognised, and for many people FODMAPs are the culprit. These short-chain carbohydrates can ferment in the lower part of the large intestine if they're not digested properly, causing pain and bloating, but a new medical exclusion diet could be the solution for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The original idea was a temporary, very restrictive diet, while sufferers identify their trigger foods but this is catching on in the food and drink industry, with manufacturers looking at three areas for innovation and even a certification making its way into the industry.  Hamish Renton, managing director at HRA Food and Drink Marketing, joins us to discuss this diet and its potential, and guides us through fermentable oligo-, mono-, and polysaccharides!

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