Stomach bloating: The easy alternatives helping to reduce your symptoms – tips from expert

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Be FODMAP aware

FODMAPs means fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols are short chain carbohydrates which are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and are prone to absorb water and ferment in the colon increasing bloating symptoms.

Many festive foods contain ingredients with certain types of carbohydrates synonymous with FODMAP foods.

Many of the otherwise healthy vegetables that accompany a traditional Christmas roast dinner are very high in FODMAPs.

If you’re prone to digestive trouble, swap cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and leeks for low-FODMAP alternatives such as kale, courgettes, spinach and carrots.



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