7 sneaky things that trigger IBS symptoms
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Sautéed, fried, raw… It’s hard to imagine a meal without onions. Unfortunately, onion is one of the known IBS triggers, on account of being a ‘high FODMAP food’. FODMAP is an acronym for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, which are short-chain carbohydrates that aggravate IBS symptoms.
The fix: Take celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s advice and use carrots, celery or green pepper in lieu of onions. This will give your savoury dishes that much-needed base flavour that onion usually provides. Plus, these tasty veggies are all low FODMAP foods that won’t aggravate your IBS symptoms.