FODMAPs is an acronym used to describe a group of small carbohydrate molecules located in a variety of common foods. Carbohydrates provide the body with a great source of energy for vital everyday functions. However, in some people FODMAPs are poorly absorbed during digestion as they quickly move through the digestive tract straight into the large intestine. When these small molecules reach the large intestine water is drawn into the colon resulting in fermentation and digestion. As the particles are fermented by gut-bacteria, gases are released causing many to experience side-effects such as, cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea. Fermentable Sugars that are digested by bacteria in the colon (large intestine) Oligosaccharides Short chains of carbohydrate molecules linked togetherIe.
Leaky Gut also referred to, as Increased Intestinal Permeability is a condition that numerous individuals suffer from whether aware of it or not. In fact, the amount of people faced with Leaky Gut Syndrome is growing rapidly over the years. This condition not only affects the digestive system, but the rest of the body as well. Did you know your recent food sensitivities, autoimmune conditions and low energy could be a result? Typically, Leaky Gut is developed as a result of damage to the digestive tract lining. The lining is comprised of many tiny holes that regulate what substances are able to pass through the barrier. When these holes are damaged, they become larger in size giving larger damaging particles the ability to enter the gut. The invasion of toxic waste into the bloodstream results in an immune system reaction.