Many ingredients in food (especially in many fruits and vegetables as well as certain sugar substitutes) can cause discomfort particularly in people with irritable bowel syndrome. These ingredients can be summarised under the term "FODMAP”.

FODMAP is the abbreviation (acronym) for "Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides And Polyols". Foods containing FODMAPs cause many people discomfort  and irritable bowel symptoms, which can be reduced through a systematic diet. An overview of FODMAPs and their features is provided in an article from our practice as a PDF.

We carry out this dietary therapy in conjunction with qualified nutritional counselling.

Artikel aus unser Praxis als PDF.


List of examples

A list of food examples containing FODMAPs is shown here:

FODMAP Art to avoid
(FODMAP rich)
(low FODMAP)
Galaktane Fruktane

watermelon, kaki fruit, peas, beans, lentils, artichokes, asparagus, beets, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, fennel, garlic and onion, wheat and rye products,

sprouts, celery, corn, eggplant, green beans, salad, chives, tomato, gluten-free products

Disaccharides Lactose

lactose milk and dairy products (yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese), ice cream,

lactose-free products, water ice, brie, camembert

Monosaccharides Fructose

fructose, apple, pear, mango, peach, guava, watermelon, canned fruits, dried fruits, honey, diet and light products,

banana, grapes, kiwi, citrus, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry

And (und) Polyole And Polyols:

sugar substitutes, avocado, cauliflower, mushrooms, apple, stone fruits, dried fruits, watermelon, E420 (sorbitol), E421 (mannitol), E953 (isomalt), E965 (maltitol), E966 (lactitol), E967 (xylitol) , E968 (erythritol), diet, light and processed products




Refer to the NZZ Format film "Neues vom Darm" with contributions from our practice on YouTube:

 «Neues vom Darm»