Low FODMAP diet – What is it and What to avoid – Recipes by Warren Nash

You may have heard of the low FODMAP diet
if you’ve been diagnosed with IBS or another gut disorder from your doctor. It’s important
to get clear guidance and diagnosis from your doctor or a dietitian before embarking on
this diet. I realise for people wanting to follow a low
FODMAP diet in order to relieve symptoms, it can be tricky to figure out what to cook
and eat in order to keep your intake balanced and interesting. FODMAP stands for: Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides,
Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides, And, Polyols These names describe types of carbohydrate
which may react with water in the bowel to cause symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
– which are: Abdominal pain, Bloating, Wind, And/or a change in your bowel habits It was developed at Monash university in Melbourne,
Australia. Following the low FODMAP diet may mean cutting
out all of these carbohydrates in order to manage your symptoms. So, what should you
eliminate and what does this mean in terms of the foods in your fridge and on your plate? If you’re considering following the low
FODMAP diet, here are the major offenders you should consider eliminating: Oligo-saccharides (containing fructans and
galactans): Wheat and Rye, Some fruit and vegetables, Pulses and legumes Di-saccharides (containing lactose): Milk,
Yogurt Mono-saccharides (containing fructose): Some
fruit, Over 100ml fruit juice/smoothie, Honey and agave nectar Polyols: Various fruit and vegetables, Sugar-free
chewing gum, Sugar-free mints that contain polyols As you can see this is quite an exhaustive
list and when we say eliminate fruit and vegetables (for example), don’t panic! It doesn’t
mean eliminate all fruit and vegetables in existence. So I highly recommend you read
the full list of foods suitable and not suitable on a low FODMAP diet (as recommended by the
NHS) by clicking on the link on-screen. I’m Warren Nash and I hope you found this
video insightful. If you think it would be useful to have more low FODMAP friendly recipes
on Youtube when please like this video and leave a comment below to show your interest.
And who knows, I may be making some low FODMAP friendly recipes in the new year.


  1. Very informative. Thanks Warren. 🙂

  2. More low fodmap meal ideas would be great! 😀

  3. Your videos remind me of lean machines style 🙂

  4. are all ur recipes FODMAP friendly and Gluten Free? I am Celiac

  5. Wind lol…. he means farts.

  6. Thank you for this! All my life I have been dealing with some form of IBS. Today I finally got to see a specialist and they put me on this diet. I was like ummmm? I look forward to watching some recipes for this.

  7. Having IBS means I don't feel like eating at all, but your videos are helpful, so thanks.

  8. Hi Warren! Yes, please, make more Low FODMAP recipe videos! My dietitian put me on the Low FODMAP Diet about a month ago and I've been having a hard time knowing what to cook. Pasta was my favorite food and I used to put garlic in everything. I like how you said at the beginning of this video that people need to consult a dietitian because it's quite complicated and I just watched another video by someone else who put herself on the Low FODMAP Diet and read about it online. She showed what she bought on her first Low FODMAP grocery trip and two of the items were not Low FODMAP. Also, many people only have intolerances to some of the sugars eliminated by the Low FODMAP Diet, not all of them, and a dietitian can help them figure out which ones.

  9. Also, I'm American and I love your accent!

  10. please add more low roadmap recipes

  11. Please please
    Please ! You’d be everyone’s hero , no one seems to recognise our condition some of us are desperate, all I eat is 400gr of chicken and rice each day how boring is that
    Have subscribed really looking forward to watching you
    ( I have bam and Crohn’s btw’ x

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