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Most fruits and veggies have pretty small amounts of fructose, so may for the most part be OK. Fructose is not the only sugar in fruits.Honey and high fructose corn syrup are likely to be problematic as they have more fructose in them. see http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips006.html FructoseFructose is sometimes promoted as a suitable sweetener for diabetics and low-carbers because it does not require insulin to be used by the cells; thus there is no rise in insulin level. However, it is still a carbohydrate and yields 4 calories per gram, just like any other sugar. Fructose has an added disadvantage - because it doesn't require insulin, it is rapidly absorbed by the liver and converted to glycerol - ultimately leading to increased triglycerides and cholesterol levels. There are also studies showing that fructose also contributes to insulin-resistance. While fructose occus naturally in fruits and vegetables, it is present in relatively small amounts, and the fiber, pectin and minerals in these foods balance the fructose content. The fructose that is added to commercially processed food is a highly refined, purified sugar created in a lab from corn and other syrups. It is everywhere - fruit drinks, soft drinks and iced teas, baby foods (yes!), jams and jellies, candies, desserts and baked goods.see also http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T042600.asp for a list of fruits that seem to be intestinal friendly.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Hi Tom! I got my diet guide out. The fruits you can eat are very limited. You can eat Avacados,Cranberries,Lemons,Limes & Rhubarb. All can be sweetened with an artificial sweetener such as Sweet N' Low,Equal or Nutra Sweet. This information came from the University of Iowa.[This message has been edited by Anna2 (edited 05-01-2001).]
 
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