If you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you might be starting to feel like there is no way out. The good news? There is! By avoiding high FODMAP foods, you will be able to relieve your symptoms fairly quick if you follow the diet. What are FODMAPs? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. Click here for more description on how FODMAPs work with your digestive system. To put it in simpler terms, FODMAPs are carbohydrates and sugars found in foods. What you want to do is avoid high FODMAP foods and go on a low FODMAP diet. Here are two lists of foods you should avoid (High FODMAP foods) and safe foods that you can eat (Low FODMAP foods)

NOTE: When implementing a low FODMAP diet, is important to work with a Registered Dietitian who specializes in IBS and this diet.  And the good news, the goal is not to avoid high FODMAP foods forever, but to get your symptoms under control and then re-introduce high FODMAP foods slowly & one at at a time to identify which foods trigger your symptoms.