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Alcohol on the Low Fodmap diet

Alcohol on the Low Fodmap diet

Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the most common questions we get asked is if alcohol is able to be consumed on the Low FODMAP diet. Many IBS sufferers already feel much less social than they would like to be and having an after work drink or a weekend refreshment with friends is a major factor in that.
Well, there is good news and bad. The good news is that there are many Low FODMAP alcohol options available and even more with a little creativity. The bad news is that there is no definitive evidence to link alcohol to IBS symptoms, hence alcohol is still somewhat of an IBS ‘work in progress’.

As mentioned, there are many Low FODMAP alcohols, however we do know that alcohol is a gut irritant and may cause you trouble dependent on your personal situation. That being the case, please use caution when drinking alcohol and be very aware of the foods you are eating whilst drinking.

The alcohols that Monash have tested and found to be Low in FODMAPs are listed here :

BEER; 375ml
Despite Gluten not being a FODMAP, many experience symptoms when consuming. So, please keep in mind that beer contains gluten and that gluten free options my be best tolerated by you.
WINE 1 glass, 150ml
Red, white or spakling wine fit in to this category and can all be considered Low FODMAP at this level.
VODKA 30 ml
Avoid high FODMAP mixers; use those that do not contain HFCS or blended fruits that you can tolerate
GIN 30ml
Avoid high FODMAP mixers; use those that do not contain HFCS or blended fruits that you can tolerate
WHISKEY 30ml
Avoid high FODMAP mixers; use those that do not contain HFCS or blended fruits that you can tolerate