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Hi Bonneiei,You provided a website reference about a year ago, listing all the foods containing fructose. http://www.uihc.uiowa.edu/FRUCTOSE/DietBasics.htm.I can't seem to access it. Are you able to provide details of that list?I havent done any fructose tests, but after a year of gastric problems, I'm now convinced that fructose is my problem.I have no probs with vegies, but will reduce carrots since learning it may be high in fructose.I'm also wondering if my fructose tolerance will improve once I've been off fructose for a while.Regards,Jackmat.
 

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She no longer posts here.I searched the site and this is what I found.http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medical...uced/index.htmlFructose Intolerance Is on the Risehttp://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medical...ance/index.htmlhttp://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/alphabe...picindex-F.htmlI did find this alsohttp://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=fructos...&icp=1&.intl=usA person can have fructose intolerence and IBS.Also fructose may bother people with IBS regardless."The same would be true for overdoing certain poorly absorbed sugars that can cause an osmotic type of diarrhea Sorbitol, found in sugarless gum and sugar substituted foods can also produce such an osmotic diarrhea. Even more naturally, people who consume a large amount of fruits, juices or other processed foods enriched with fructose, can get diarrhea because it is not as easily absorbed by the bowel and goes to the colon where it pulls in water. So if you have IBS, all of these food items would make it worse. "http://www.ibshealth.com/ibs_foods_2.htm
 

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Forrest,I suspected honey was a problem about a year ago, but I was thrown off the scent. Generally it doesnt bother me unless I exceed my tolerance "threshold" It seems to particularly bother me if I have it with a tea - perhaps it arrives in the stomach too early with liquid?Thanks for the research Eric.It seems that food which has a good pproportion of glucose (relative to fructose) is intestinal friendly. This may explain why bananas, which have a high proportion of glucose relative to fructose, do not bother me. I eat lots of bananas.I havent tried it yet, but I am wondering, if it helps to have more glucose available to absorb the fructose in food, then why not take glucose as a supplement when eating a high fructose food?Regards,JackPS. Sorry to hear that Bonnei left.
 

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I'm not too sure about Fructose, but I do know that my IBS gets kicked into hyper gear with any type of "sugar substitute" ex: Equal, aspartame, sweet-n-low, nutrasweet etc...I actually use to get really sick as a child and now know it was because my mom use to make sun tea and sweeten it with sweet-n-low! Good Luck!Gina
 

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Fructose is not a sugar substitute, it is normal natural sugar found in some foods, particularly fruits (where the fru comes from) and some vegetables and grains.Honey is high in fructose as well.Adding some glucose (or dextrose is another name) may be helpful if you have to have something high in fructose. Sucrose (table sugar) is already balanced in glucose and fructose and while not always as favored as honey may work better. Some of the partially processed sucrose preparations sold may give some of the additional flavor a honey can have. Like demerara or "sugar in the raw".K.
 

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I dont understand why I cannot find on the net, a list of fructose foods. Does anyone know of, or have such a list?I eat bananas VERY ripe. Although bananas are high in fructose, the glucose outweighs the fructose and possibly helps the body absorb the fructose. I'm wondering what happens when the bananas become very ripe - does the fructose or the glucose break down - or both?Thanks all,Jack
 

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Thank you Kathleen,I had already viewed that link and it was useful although there appeared to be contradictions. Still not sure whether normal table sugar is intestinal friendly or not.Things are still going well since watching my fructose intake. I can't believe that a problem I've had for more than a year was ultimately so simple to resolve. And I have much compassion for those people who continue to suffer.Regards,Jack
 
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