To live long and healthy has been studied for decades. The doctors at Digestive Care Physicians are true believers in eating the right foods can help in overall heath which can lead to a longer life expectancy. Board-Certified physicians Dr. Singh, Dr. Rashbaum, Dr. Nitin Parikh, Dr. Long B. Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Montalva, and providers Tammi D’Elena, PA-C; and Vanessa T. Dang, MSN, APRN recommend to all of their patients their Low-FODMAP diet. You can receive a copy of this diet from the website: https://digestivecarephysicians.com/low-fodmap-diet/.
Often foods can trigger digestive symptoms and it has been found that by restricting certain foods, people can improve these symptoms.
What Are FODMAPs?
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols
Certain carbohydrates are notorious for causing digestive upsets like bloating, gas, and stomach pain.
Foodmaps are found in a wide range of foods in varying amounts. Some foods contain just one type, while others contain several.
The main dietary sources of the four groups of FODMAPs include:
- Oligosaccharides: Wheat, rye, legumes and various fruits and vegetables, such as garlic and onions.
- Disaccharides: Milk, yogurt and soft cheese. Lactose is the main carb.
- Monosaccharides: Various fruit including figs and mangoes, and sweeteners such as honey and agave nectar. Fructose is the main carb.
- Polyols: Certain fruits and vegetables including blackberries and lychee, as well as some low-calorie sweeteners like those in sugar-free gum.
Benefits of a low-FODMAP Diet for People With IBS
If you are one in 7 who suffer from IBS symptoms, it can mean a huge difference in your life. For others you can benefit as well:
- Reduced abdominal pain
- Less bloating and wind
- Going to the bathroom without discomfort
- Improved gut health
- Boosted energy, mood, confidence
- Better sleep
To Live Long and Healthy Usually Involves A Low Carb Diet
To live long and healthy a low carbohydrate diet can help the heart, as long as protein and fat selections come from healthy sources. There is also evidence that a low carb diet may help people lose weight more quickly than a low-fat diet. Increasing high fiber low carbohydrate foods can also make you feel fuller longer and reduce the urge to snack on chips and sweets.
Digestive Care Physicians can help you with all GI issues. They now have 4 locations located north of Atlanta:
- Alpharetta Location – 3180 North Point Parkway, Building 500; Suite 511, Alpharetta, GA 30005
- Cumming Location – 3970 Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road, Suite 210; Cumming, GA 30040
- Johns Creek Location – 6300 Hospital Pky, Suite 450; Johns Creek, GA 30097
- Lawrenceville Location – 1670 McKendree Church Road, Bldg 800; Lawrenceville, GA 30043
To read other articles on low-FODMAP diets: https://www.webmd.com/ibs/guide/what-is-fodmap#1