A surprising number of people suffer from different types of digestive problems.
Many of those who suffer from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome find relief from following the FODMAP diet, which avoids the intake of certain slow-absorbing, short-chain carbohydrates.
FODMAP carbohydrates are generally found within plant-based products. The list of foods to avoid includes, for example, legumes, onions and some types of cabbage and fruits. Grains to avoid include wheat, rye, barley and products made from these grains. Oat, on the other hand, is suitable for anyone on the FODMAP diet. Oat is an excellent source of fibre, also for anyone with a sensitive stomach.