1. You’ve heard of FODMAPs before, but likely in different terms.
FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates, or sugars, that can cause intestinal upset in some people. You might have heard of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol, for example. These are all kinds of FODMAPs. Foods with high levels of these and other FODMAPs are more likely to trigger symptoms. For some people, any amount of FODMAPs may cause intestinal upset.