Having someone in our family who is dealing with IBS we know this is not a fun thing to deal with and the number of pills you have to take are almost as bad as the systems themselves. So to hear there is a diet that can take all that away is promising...only this diet is pretty strict. Of course it would mean serious weight loss too!
There are sugars that occur naturally in a variety of foods and are added to many processed foods. They are normally good for us, but people with IBS tend to be sensitive to them. "FODMAP" foods include:
Fructose. Typically found in many fruits, like watermelon, apples, and cherries, as well as honey and high-fructose corn syrup.
Lactose. Found in dairy products, like milk, cottage cheese, and thin yogurt.
Fructans. Found in wheat, including many bread products, as well as garlic and onions.
Galacto-oligosaccharides. Typically found in beans.
Polyols. Found in mushrooms and peaches, and in artificial sweeteners like sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol.