October 31, 2018
| Created by Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD

What the heck is a low FODMAP diet, you ask (or even if you’re not asking)?  It actually isn’t a “diet” at all, but rather an elimination of specific foods that are high in Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols. More simply put, FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that for some, are poorly absorbed in the small intestine which can cause digestive discomfort. Once foods high in FODMAPs are avoided for several weeks, foods can be reintroduced by group (say, foods high in polyols, for example) to pinpoint which group or groups cause symptoms.  Seem complicated?  Maybe, but it’s a small price to pay for people suffering from frequent tummy troubles.

Our Harmons Dietitian team is available to answer questions about a low FODMAP diet. We can also shop with you to clear up confusion on which foods are appropriate and which should be avoided. Check out scheduled tours at this link or contact your store dietitian to discuss other times.  We would love to help!

Dietitian Ashley • (385) 352-8023 • Holladay, Traverse Mountain, Orem and Taylorsville

Dietitian Genevieve • (801) 617-0119 • Mountain View, Bangerter Crossing, South Jordan and Draper

Dietitian Laura • (801) 428-0364 • City Creek, Emigration and 7th Street

Dietitian Jonnell • (801) 865-0304 • Brickyard, West and Distribution Center

Dietitian Julie • (801) 928-2634 • Station Park, The District, Roy and Cougar

Dietitian Sarah • (801) 834-9126 •  Support Office

Dietitian Melanie • (435) 773-6204 • St. George and Santa Clara