Kat McAdams (author) from Midwest on August 11, 2013: Thanks for the article, after 3 years of gastro issues and bacteria many tests and misdiagnosis, I was advised I had IBS. Items with HFCS such as soft drinks, may be tolerated well when limited to 12 oz. Answer: I would suggest seeing a dietitian who is familiar with gut repair. Any questions you have can usually be answered by people in the group. You could see a dietician who is knowledgeable in repairing the digestive tract. The booklet I received with my diagnosis disagrees on many counts with what I'm reading on the internet now. Experiment with a low fructose diet, as the right amount of fructose will vary from person to person. I've also been dealing with depression, which I also read has recently been associated with fructose intolerance in women in a small Austrian study. Answer: Yes, just read the labels on gluten free breads. Determine ingredients by reading the label on the original container. Some fat-containing foods, such as mayonnaise and commercial salad dressings, contain forms of fructose or sucrose. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency. Request to check the ingredient list. I've learned something new. Read product labels to ensure that packaged foods are fructose and sucrose free. It is such a hard condition to explain to others, as most "healthy foods" (fruits, veggies, whole grains) are off the list for us. Although nuts are high in calories, they contain healthy fats, help lower low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol, levels and improve artery walls by making them more flexible. How is fructose malabsorption and fructose intolerance treated? Interestingly her difficult birth ended in her having 6 days of IV antibiotics and I always wondered if this started all of her problems, she has been unable to tolerate probiotics, although I have tried many times. According to Boston University, any type of milk product is safe to consume if you are fructose intolerant, but check the package label to ensure dairy foods contain no added sugars. Boston University recommends that you avoid sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, corn and canned vegetables containing sugar. Some days I am really very frustrated and I miss the days I could eat anything without the slightest problem... Kat McAdams (author) from Midwest on June 20, 2018: Jean, I have not had problems with the original "G" Gatorade, but I'd avoid the G2, because it has different sweeteners. These are often found in “diet or diabetic foods” such as diet drinks, ice cream, candy, processed goods, etc. Shariful Islam from Bangladesh on April 17, 2013: Wow, awesome. Ask to read the label. These are otherwise healthy foods. I feel so restricted going out with friends for dinner or getting invited. The best source of information for you would be 1) Monash University in Australia. Serving size is ½ cup – recommended 1 to 2 cups per day. It's really hard to adjust to this new diet without strict yes and no foods. Kat McAdams (author) from Midwest on January 28, 2017: Hi Janet, I've had success with the Nordic Naturals probiotic and also with the probiotic pearls from Enzymatic Therapy. After eliminating dairy from my diet(as best as possible), I still would have crazy stomach cramps and diareha. Fruits and fruit juices with high levels of fructose may cause gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. I have been attempting to navigate your sources to find where you name specific probiotics that are ok for IBS and/or fructose malabsorbers .... can't seem to find it. vibesites from United States on April 23, 2013: I've never heard of that condition before -- I thought everyone eats anything with sugar, fructose in particular -- so it's quite new to me. You may also have "leaky gut." I was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption (dietary fructose intolerance is what my doc called it, but it is the same thing) just over five years ago. Whether your goal is to limit sugar intake or you're fructose intolerant, plenty of healthful fructose- and sucrose-free foods are available to choose from. What Types of Carbohydrates Turn to Sugar? And 2) The Facebook group called "Fructose Malabsorption Support Group - Victoria". When your digestive system doesn't absorb fructose properly, it can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and gas. Any small amount will send me to the restroom. When making reservations, request no marinade. I'm allergic to high fructose corn syrup if I roast the broccoli and cauliflower and asparagus will it be safe to eat. Dietary fructose intolerance occurs when the small intestine is not capable of processing fructose and fructans properly. Answer: Cauliflower is something that can be eaten in moderation. Fructose is a natural sugar found in many foods like fruits and honey. And sometimes symptoms don't appear until a couple days after you eat it. Eggs are an excellent choice for any meal. A food and symptom journal helped me a lot in the beginning. Kat McAdams (author) from Midwest on July 11, 2013: @gemgoddis, sometimes you need to go back on an elimination diet for awhile to "reset" your system. Fructose naturally occurs in honey, fruits and some vegetables. Aspartame (Equal and Nutrasweet), Saccharin (Sweet ‘n Low), Desserts (ice cream, candy, cookies, bars) sweetened with fructose or sorbitol, Cereal or other processed foods with sorbitol or fructose on the label, Limit products with HFCS if symptoms still continue. Thank you so much for this article! All Rights Reserved. It isn't nearly as cut and dry as a lactose or gluten intolerance (lactose, avoid milk and milk products...gluten, avoid wheat and wheat products).