In my case, staying away from high fructose corn syrup has meant the following improvements:1. Only 1-2 trips to the bathroom a day vs. 2+2. Less cramping (MUCH less)3. More energyKeep in mind that even if HFCS doesn't bother you, the foods which contain it are almost all junk anyway. Some breads and cereals are likely exceptions to that rule, but if too many of your calories are coming from HFCS, you might want to think about dietary changes regardless of IBS!
Fructose is the same thing whether you get it from a whole food, or from high fructose corn syrup.It is a specific sugar molecule (glucose is another simple sugar...many sugars, lactose, sucrose (table sugar) etc have two simple sugers bonded together) and anything that mentions fructose has the same thing in it.K.
Depends on the "sweets"Candies/baked goods for diabetics are sometimes made with fructose rather than with Sucrose (table sugar which is one part glucose and one part fructose, generally fructose is absorbed best when 1:1 with glucose like it is in sucrose, so most people who can't tolerate fructose by itself may do OK with sucrose.)Many soft drinks (some candies/baked goods/processed foods) in the US are made with high fructose corn syrup rather than Sucrose (or cane sugar).K.
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