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Why Is Fructose Used In Slimming Foods
Fruits/desserts: Fructose is a carbohydrate found in a variety of fruits, fruit juices and some vegetables. Some sources include apples, pears, corn, bananas, even sweet potatoes. Honey is also a good source of fructose. Fructose is also used as a sweetener in some processed foods like desserts. ...Read more
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
How common is fructose malabsorption and what are the symptoms? Which foods should be avoided with it?
Be sure of diagosis: Malabsorption is complex and may reflect bacterial fermentation from sibo, small bowel inflammation or mucosal disease (lots of causes), GI transit issues, pancreatic enzyme activity and sufficiency, etc. A fructose re-trial on your part after sibo eradication may be worthwhile. ...Read more
If a person with fructose malabsorption continues eating offending foods what are the consequences? Are there any long-term/serious consequences?
Cramps, loose poo, gas: Different from some food issues, consumption of this material by those who do not digest it prfoduces limited side effects. Similar to eating saw dust, it will go through you, but it will feed gut bacteria that can digest it, creating gas and draw water along. You will cramp and have gas and loose poo. Most affected people learn how much of these materials they can eat without feeling too bad. ...Read more
Fructose intolerance: Is often mistaken for sugar intolerance. I have had patients that could eat fresh fruit with impunity after being diagnosed with fructose intolerance. Fresh fruit is our normal source of sugar and the fiber is the clue. Fructose syrup, used in many "foods" is a quite different story and is probably why its intolerance has become so popular. ...Read more
Odd question: Fructose is the naturally occurring sugar in fruit. If you have been classified as "fructose intolerant" it probably means sugar intolerant and that means that you eat all god made food, including fresh fruit and avoid all the artificial forms of sugar that are so widespread. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have a fructose allergy. What food should I avoid and what should I look for when reading a food label?
If you were to buy some fructose from the grocery store and mix it in with your food, would this cause weight gain?
If I have fructose malabsorption and I eat high fructose foods, what happens to the foods? Am I still absorbing any of the vitamins/minerals?
I got diagnosed with lactose & fructose intolerance. I'm sensitive to gluten/grains/nuts. What are some safe foods I can eat until my dietician appt?
Limited: Some veggies, beans, eggs, meat.Get a more detailed answer ›
The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?
Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol.
Here are three websites about reading food labels:
http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more
Diagnose with fructose intolerance does fructose mabsorption go away??? Do it cause a gas buildup in lower back and buttock if you are not eating the correct food... also having pain in back of my upper thigh.. I have to do a nothing H pylera test for b
Maybe, but...: Malabsorption is complex and may reflect bacterial fermentation from sibo, small bowel inflammation or mucosal disease (lots of causes), GI transit issues, pancreatic enzyme activity and sufficiency, etc. Since we can't say in your specific case what to expect, a word of advice may include a fructose re-trial if your doctor agrees after sibo eradication or treatment of enteritis (if present). ...Read more
Fast: Fast yes, but that's a very low calorie count! That may be ok for someone 600 lb who has a lot of reserve calories. But that's too low for someone who weighs less than 200. Really it's the kind of calories that matter. Avoid foods that stimulate insulin. Insulin causes the body to make fat. Ironically, many "low-fat" foods actually make us fat by stimulating insulin. Google "glycemic index. ...Read more
Anything w/calories!: Seriously...There is no magic to staying slim--eat everything in moderation, avoid snacking between meals, minimize ingestion of alcohol or sugary drinks, look toward a diet well-balanced between all food groups but enjoy fruits and vegetables. And, oh yes, exercise! ...Read more
Exercise: You can't pick & choose what curves you want the body to spot reduce or keep---weight loss is global & adipose/weight redistribution is pre-programmed (e.g. "apples versus pears" body shape). You can however control calorie intake, snacking, portion & meal size, meal composition (proteins, carbs, fats). You are encouraged to exercise regularly, stay active, avoid fad diets, alcohol, & fast food. ...Read more
I'm looking for some drinks/foods to help boost my metabolism and help me slim down. Any suggestions?
7 years old child keep on coughing whenever eat food. Not gaining weight. Looks very slim. Any advice?
Possible aspiration: He should have an x-ray of his esophagus to rule out the possibility of aspiration. ...Read more
My friend and I eat the same foods. She leads a more sedentary life than I do. And she is NOT one of those who never get fat. Yet she is slim. Reason??
Matabolism: As the saying goes, "One size does not fit all." We each have a unique metabolism, the speed at which we digest food and turn it into energy and fat. Lifestyle also plays and important part. Are you basically healthy? If so, rejoice. We all want to look good and like being slim. Be neat and clean, nice to self and others, and that will produce more happiness than the number on the scale. Shanti ...Read more
Which foods are recommended for a slim 9 month old baby, who is on the 5% curve? The baby does not have much appetite.
Poor weight gain: To answer your question more reasonably, it is important to know what percentile baby's length is. If it's also in the 25%, it may not be as worrisome. However, if both parents are tall, one should worry about pituitary & thyroid conditions and celiac disease to name a few conditions. Please discuss your concern with the pediatrician. ...Read more
Used to be a junk food addict. I'm slim but I started havin fat belly and not able to get rid of it though tried stomache excersises but in vain. Help?
There is no such: Thing as spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more
What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?
? Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic (low blood amount). This can be caused by blood loss, increased blood destruction inside the body or lack of blood formation in the bone marrow. The list of causes is very long. So I would recommend a medical examination following a detailed history and blood tests to find the condition of the blood ...Read more
Hello. I am a 25 year old male with BMI of 17. I have always been slim, irrespective of the quantity of food I eat, or my diet in general (healthy or not). My weight has not changed for as long as I can remember. I do exercise (run) 3-4 times a week. I ha
Question?: I don't see your question, but if your weight has been stable, and you feel well, there is no need to try to make your weight increase, just for the sake of seeing a higher number on a scale. You appear to be blessed with a great metabolism. ...Read more
I am always hungry. Is this a problem?? I'm slim & healthy, but I'm always wantig food. If I have pinapple & quessadilla for lunch, still hungry. Issue?
Not sure: If you caloric intake isn't adequate for your activity level that could be problematic. ...Read more
18yroldgirl. I always eat way over the reference intake with healthy food but am slim. I exercise 45 mins every other day. At risk of heart attacketc?
No extra risk: Why are you asking? I am very glad you are exercising. Why not keep eating sensibly, as seems right and maintains the healthy weight, and ignore the subscientific "reference intakes? " You are doing everything else right ...Read more