IBS, FODMAPs and sourdough
The discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is all too familiar for many people. The NHS reports that 1 in 5 people will experience symptoms of IBS at some point in their life. While there is no cure for IBS, many people find that they can alleviate the symptoms by altering their diet. But diets to control symptoms generally involve excluding individual foods or whole food groups, which means care needs to be taken to ensure a healthy balanced diet is still maintained. The importance of a varied diet is especially clear as we learn more about the influence of a diverse gut microbiota on our physical and mental health.
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