The short answer to this question is – not at all! A low FODMAP diet (FODMAP = fermentable oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and polyols) is a clinical approach to the management of inflammatory bowel symptoms. FODMAPs are carbohydrates found in foods that are poorly digested and therefore are available for fermentation by colonic bacteria. Not all carbohydrates fit this category – in fact most commonly consumed carbs (starches and sugars) are readily digested. And most people tolerate these food components very well.