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Doctor insights on: Low Fructose Vegetables And Fruits

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Can I not eat fruit if I have a fructose intolerance?

Can I not eat fruit if I have a fructose intolerance?

Many: You can still eat fruit. You just have to limit how much fruit you eat. And specifically you should limit fruits high in fructose (apples, pears, mango, watermelon). Only you will know what your "limit" is, and most people learn through trial and error.

Fructose (Definition)

Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more


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Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Fructose problem: If you cannot absorb fructose, then the worse you can get is loose stools and a lot of gas.

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If I take apple and orange whole fruit, I need to special care the fructose? Eating whole fruit can blunt the fructose?

Yes: You will be ok...........no matter what your efforts....you will head in one direction only. Better enjoy life.....not worries.

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I hear sugar is so unhealthy especially the fructose, but isn't fruit full of fructose? Does that mean I should stop eating fruit to be healthy?

Food healthy: No, don't stop eating fruit but it would be a good idea to find some Library books that will carefully tell the good, the bad, or the not so good food. I strongly feel you will do just fine. Please let me know.

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Is fruit sugar also bad? I have started working out and trying to be rather disciplined at my sugar intake. Is fructose bad too, high calroried?

Is fruit sugar also bad? I have started working out and trying to be rather disciplined at my sugar intake. Is fructose bad too, high calroried?

Here's a secret...: I am very glad you are working out. There's a lot of nonsense about "needing to avoid sugar" and I'm glad you saw through it. People overeat stuff with refined sugar. People do not overeat fruit. That's nothing magic about simple sugar molecules (beyond the way sucrose is especially rough on the teeth). Stay fit and you'll soon see results that will make you proud.

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Is fructose included in daily sugar intake? If so why it's recommended to eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day if they have more sugar than we should eat?

Is fructose included in daily sugar intake? If so why it's recommended to eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day if they have more sugar than we should eat?

Different sugars: There are many different types of sugars. Fructose, is usually found in fruit. Table sugar is called Sucrose. The dietary recommendations differentiate added sugar (usually sucrose) from the sugar naturally found in foods, like fruit and even milk (lactose). Different sugars are processed in the body differently and are considered to pose different risks to your health.

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Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Absolutely!: Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink. Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! A 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy.

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Is fructose as damaging as other types of sugars (glucose)? If so, should we limit our fruit consumption if trying to cut down on monosaccharides?

Is fructose as damaging as other types of sugars (glucose)? If so, should we limit our fruit consumption if trying to cut down on monosaccharides?

Sugars are enemy: Yes. Of course. Sugar is sugar is sugar. If you have a weight problem then fruits (which are 100% sugar) are part of the things you should avoid when attempting to control your blood sugar or weight.

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Can I use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar? Is the fructose, glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Can I use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar? Is the fructose, glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Not really...: Sugar is sugar. That's why people who are avoiding sugar should not drink fruit juice. They are usually ok with eating small servings of fruit. Processed foods from the store that say "naturally sweetened with juice" and use grape juice (or another juice) are bad like products using sucrose. The best thing to do is to train oneself to enjoy unsweetened or only slightly sweetened foods and drinks.

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I have fructose malabsorption. What are some safe low fructose vegetables to eat? Please help me.

Most vegies OK: Of the common vegies, artichokes, asparigas and sugar snap peas are the ones with enough fructose to be avoided. Most vegies are ok. As long as you avoid most fruits you should do ok. Bananas, blueberries and strawberries may be tolerated to some degree. Depending on your level of sensitivity, a visit with a registered dietition may be worthwhile.

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I have fructose malabsorption. What are some safe low fructose vegetables to eat? Please mention specific vegetables. Thank you so much

See below: Here's a whole list (with specifics) from the univ. Of virginia: http://uvahealth. Com/services/digestive-health/images-and-docs/low-fructose-diet.Pdf.

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Could you tell me what fruits and vegetables are low in carbs?

Could you tell me what fruits and vegetables are low in carbs?

Most veggies!: Most vegetables are carb light. Fruit is different. Avoid most. Berries are fine!

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My mom has low protein; please suggest some vegetables and fruit diets for gud no of protein ; her age is 37 yrs....

My mom has low protein; please suggest some vegetables and fruit diets for gud no of protein ; her age is 37 yrs....

Vegetarian diet?: I am not sure why she has low protein--from poor intake or disease process, so this should be evaluated by her doc. In term of diet--i assume she is a vegetarian? Beans, nuts, and coconuts, asparagus, kales, spinanaches are good sources of protein. Avocados are excellent as well. If she can eat eggs, eggwhite is very high protein as well. Consult doc/nutritionist. Good luck.

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Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

Foods: Two options - not exclusive of each other. 1: See a dietitian. 2: Go on-line and find "NuVal" - a system that lets you know the relative importance of the food you are taking. Some will please you - some will surprise you.

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but I believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets.

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I have a healthy diet: plenty of fruits, vegetables and meats; I drink a lot of water; my grain and diary intake is low; and I am active. I am consistently constipated. What can I do?

I have a healthy diet: plenty of fruits, vegetables and meats; I drink a lot of water; my grain and diary intake is low; and I am active. I am consistently constipated. What can I do?

Add fiber foods: Add beans, seeds, whole grains. Got celiac sprue? Add gluten free whole grains. Pro biotic containing foods may help (fermented), e.g. Tempeh, miso, fermented dairy, like yogurt, kefir.

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My body is low in B12 and folic acid. I was given national nasal spray 500 mcg. What other fruits and vegetables can I use to bring up these two thing?

My body is low in B12 and folic acid. I was given national nasal spray 500 mcg. What other fruits and vegetables can I use to bring up these two thing?

Green leafy!: Green leafy vegetables are great sources of folic acid. Beans and other sources are shown here: http://www. Veganhealth. Org/b12/folate there are no reliable vegetarian sources of b12--it is made by bacteria and supplements are the most reliable way. If you have trouble with absorption, your doctor can provide a B12 shot.

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When my blood sugar gets low I know I need to eat something to bring it up but what fructose free foods will do that fast?

Don't use food!: If you have diabetes and glucose drops below 70 due to medication or insulin, use 8 oz skim milk, juice or 3 quick-dissolving glucose tablets and wait 15 min before repeating glucose. Do not use food. You're only trying to get sugar above 70. If you don't have diabetes, you do not have low sugar and you should not treat it as if you did or the symptoms will return over and over again due to you.

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FTT Toddler vomits all the time for a year. He's gluten-dairy-soy free. Low fructose. He seems happy & scopes have been normal. Why puking?

FTT Toddler vomits all the time for a year. He's gluten-dairy-soy free. Low fructose. He seems happy & scopes have been normal. Why puking?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is relatively common in children, especially those who required special formulas as infants, or who spit up excessively. Symptoms of reflux in children include frequent complaints of stomach aches, hoarseness, poor weight gain, food refusal, vomiting in the absence of diarrhea/pain/fever and recurrent upper respiratory infections.