Fructose malabsorption diet is often recommended by health practitioners for those who suffer from fructose digestion problem. The basic idea of this diet is to reduce foods intake with high-fructose content. Dieters should carefully choose which foods are free to eat, which should eat with moderation and which foods are totally restricted. A certified dietitian can help dieters to arrange healthy and balance diet menu.
Many people who have irritable bowl syndrome also have fructose intolerance problem. According to Wikipedia, this condition is classified as a digestive disorder and it marked with inability to absorb up to 25 grams of fructose per sitting. A normal people can absorb 25-50 grams of fructose per sitting. So what caused the disorder?
Recent studies reveal that several factors could be the trigger of the condition including celiac disease, small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, inherited abnormality of fructose transporting protein called GLUT-5 and it may also cause as radiation and chemotherapy side effect. By implementing a fructose malabsorption diet plan, the sufferers can manage its symptoms such as flatulence, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and gurgling.
The basic principle of fructose malabsorption diet plan
It’s a simple logic thing. To block the effect of the disorder someone should follow a fructose malabsorption diet by avoiding fructose-rich foods. Including to these foods are:
1. Avoid honey. This clear sweet sticky liquid is high loaded with fructose. One tablespoon of honey contains 8.2 grams of fructose.
2. Avoid foods sweetened with fructose. Read the food nutrition fact label and drop it from your shopping chart if it contains high fructose. Including to this sweetener is high-fructose corn syrup which commonly use in wide range of foods and beverages. Many canned foods, pancake syrup, tomato paste, barbeque sauce, ketchup, jams and jellies are containing this sweetener.
3. Avoid sorbitol. This sugar alcohol type commonly use in food as sweetener. Once it consumed and digested it will convert to fructose and increase the presence of fructose inside digestive tract. Always read food label to make sure that the foods you choose is not contain sorbitol as sweetener. This sorbitol is also naturally available in some of berries.
4. Moderate the consumption of cauliflower, broccoli, corn, carrot, lettuce, spinach, banana, corn chips or tortillas, nachos, and cheese puffs.
5. Those with fructose malabsorption diet plan are freely to consume eggs, oats, white rice, margarine, gluten free breads, plain cream cheese, garlic spread, meats, poultry, mayonnaise, plain yoghurt, rice crackers, and cheez whiz.