Fructose Malabsorption and Diet

Fructose malabsorption is a condition in which the body is unable to properly absorb fructose, a type of sugar found in many foods. This can lead to digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea.

If you have fructose malabsorption, following a low-fructose diet can help to manage your symptoms. Here are some tips to help you create a balanced and healthy diet that is low in fructose:

Avoid high-fructose fruits: Fruits such as apples, pears, and mangoes are high in fructose and can exacerbate symptoms of fructose malabsorption. Opt for lower-fructose fruits such as berries, kiwi, and citrus fruits.

Choose low-fructose vegetables: Many vegetables are low in fructose, so you can include a wide variety of veggies in your diet. Some good options include leafy greens, bell peppers, cucumbers, and carrots.

Watch out for added sugars: Many processed foods, such as snacks and desserts, contain added sugars that can be high in fructose. Be sure to read food labels carefully and avoid products that list high-fructose corn syrup or other sweeteners near the top of the ingredients list.

Consider alternative sweeteners: Some people with fructose malabsorption can tolerate certain alternative sweeteners, such as stevia or monk fruit. Experiment with different sweeteners to find out what works for you.

Include protein and healthy fats: A balanced diet that includes protein and healthy fats can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Good sources of protein include fish, chicken, eggs, and nuts, while healthy fats can be found in foods such as avocados, olive oil, and nuts.

By following a low-fructose diet and incorporating a variety of nutrient-rich foods, you can manage your symptoms of fructose malabsorption and support your overall health and well-being. However, it's important to work with a healthcare provider or registered dietitian to develop a personalized nutrition plan that meets your specific needs.

Our nutritionists are experienced helping people with fructose malabsorption manage their diets as directed by their healthcare professionals. Give us a call today to discuss your situation and we will be happy to help determine if Kosher Diet Delivery would be a good match for your needs.

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