Mini Review - Journal of Food Technology and Preservation (2021) Volume 5, Issue 5
Low-fodmaps diet: Its relationship with irritable bowel syndrome .
There has been growing interest in the fodmap diet: An acronym in the English language meaning oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and fermentable polyols and studies have shown that a diet with a low content of these compounds can contribute to a better quality of life for individuals who have diseases Intestinal inflammatory diseases, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Some studies have been recommending that their participants with IBS do a restriction of low fermentation short chain carbohydrates and poor absorption altering food consumption, since these carbohydrates represent a large proportion in the constitution of the food consumed and may be responsible for undesirable gastrointestinal symptoms promoting distension in the intestinal lumen by osmotic effects and an increase in gas synthesis due to a fermentative process by the bacteria that inhabit the intestine. There was restriction of fructose and symptomatic improvement suggesting that the results were due to restriction of short-chain carbohydrates in general. These were results that represented high level evidence that fodmaps presented in the form of fructose and are factors that trigger uncomfortable symptoms in patients with IBS, in which the reduction of their intake contributed to the relief of symptoms.Author(s): Luciana FranÃ§a Matoso Barbalho.Alexandre Coelho Serquiz