The FODMAPs diet plan is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, according to GI Nutrition. This plan focuses on eliminating foods that contain sugars and fibers that can cause the gas, abdominal pain and other symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
The FODMAPs diet eliminates foods that contain fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols, as outlined by WebMD. Foods that contain these easily fermentable carbohydrates are eliminated for a period of time. These foods are then reintroduced gradually. A final diet plan is reached that includes FODMAP carbohydrates that are tolerated.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets