Fructose Malabsorption

Posted by CL @lelia, Dec 5, 2018

I'd like to start a discussion on fructose malabsorption, how to control it, what to eat and not eat, etc. . Is anybody interested?

Not restricted from spices per se. Just no onions or garlic right now. I always check the FODMAP list or email my nutritionist if in doubt. I use salt, pepper, can use garlic infused olive oil but no garlic. I use cinnamon and vanilla extract. Nutritionist does not want me eating a lot of potatoes right now either. Take longer to digest. I am allowed to have a few spoonfuls of rice and a few bites of potato here and there. Just not regularly I have tried reintroducing lentils and can eat them in small amounts if properly cooked. I have no problem consuming meats, eggs, etc. Everybody is different.

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@leila I am able to tolerate most spices accept for Cajun or things that are really hot. But I do very well with Italian seasoning which I put on my salm on steak, also turmeric, food ole salt & pepper, no garlic at all it immediately upsets my tummy. I'm sorry I couldn't be more help. I really never used a lot of spices in my cooking even before my diagnosis. I also use only evil or canola oil for cooking. Have a blessed day 😊

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@kay57

@leila I am able to tolerate most spices accept for Cajun or things that are really hot. But I do very well with Italian seasoning which I put on my salm on steak, also turmeric, food ole salt & pepper, no garlic at all it immediately upsets my tummy. I'm sorry I couldn't be more help. I really never used a lot of spices in my cooking even before my diagnosis. I also use only evil or canola oil for cooking. Have a blessed day 😊

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@leila good ole salt & pepper

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@guthealth

Not restricted from spices per se. Just no onions or garlic right now. I always check the FODMAP list or email my nutritionist if in doubt. I use salt, pepper, can use garlic infused olive oil but no garlic. I use cinnamon and vanilla extract. Nutritionist does not want me eating a lot of potatoes right now either. Take longer to digest. I am allowed to have a few spoonfuls of rice and a few bites of potato here and there. Just not regularly I have tried reintroducing lentils and can eat them in small amounts if properly cooked. I have no problem consuming meats, eggs, etc. Everybody is different.

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Everybody is different, that's for sure! Have you been tested for fructose malabsorption? If you have it, garlic anything wouldn't be good, nor would lentils.

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@kay57

@leila I am able to tolerate most spices accept for Cajun or things that are really hot. But I do very well with Italian seasoning which I put on my salm on steak, also turmeric, food ole salt & pepper, no garlic at all it immediately upsets my tummy. I'm sorry I couldn't be more help. I really never used a lot of spices in my cooking even before my diagnosis. I also use only evil or canola oil for cooking. Have a blessed day 😊

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Thanks for responding. I can't eat hot spices either – never could. Garlic is the worst if you have fructose malabsorption, except for possibly inulin (which isn't a spice or herb). The only olive oil without fruit juice in it (olives are a fruit) is extra virgin or extra light tasting. Getting this all sorted out is something else.

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@lelia

Thanks for responding. I can't eat hot spices either – never could. Garlic is the worst if you have fructose malabsorption, except for possibly inulin (which isn't a spice or herb). The only olive oil without fruit juice in it (olives are a fruit) is extra virgin or extra light tasting. Getting this all sorted out is something else.

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@i@lelia it really gets to be annoying at times but I am a woman of faith so I do pray a lot too. I will keep us all in prayer.

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@lelia

Everybody is different, that's for sure! Have you been tested for fructose malabsorption? If you have it, garlic anything wouldn't be good, nor would lentils.

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I have a doctor's appointment on the 28th and I plan to ask her to do all of those tests because I need answers. Thank you!

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@kay57

@i@lelia it really gets to be annoying at times but I am a woman of faith so I do pray a lot too. I will keep us all in prayer.

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Thanks.

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@kay57

I have a doctor's appointment on the 28th and I plan to ask her to do all of those tests because I need answers. Thank you!

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Fructose malapsorption, lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth would be the best ones to start with, I think. Good luck.

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@lelia

Fructose malapsorption, lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth would be the best ones to start with, I think. Good luck.

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Thank you, best regards!

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"Sugar free" cookie recipe for the holidays. This shortbread cookie recipe originally came from Natural Grocers, but I adapted it a bit, leaving out the sugar, etc. Here are the ingredients: 1 c. almond flour (not almond meal), 1/2 tsp. salt, 4 T Pompeian Extra Light Tasting olive oil, 1 tsp. Frontier coop organic non GmO vanilla extract. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet and set aside. Mix dry ingredients together until well combined. Mix the olive oil and vanilla extract and then add to the dry ingredients, stirring until well blended, Form the dough into walnut-sized balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes total; cookies should be browned a bit . Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from cookie sheet. Store in air-tight container in the refrigerator. Note: even though there is no table sugar added, almond flour has fructans in it and vanilla extract has some sugar. I was able to get away with eating one cookie a day for 3 days in a row and then had to stop. They are delicious and the first dessert I'd had in over 10 years.

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@guthealth

Not restricted from spices per se. Just no onions or garlic right now. I always check the FODMAP list or email my nutritionist if in doubt. I use salt, pepper, can use garlic infused olive oil but no garlic. I use cinnamon and vanilla extract. Nutritionist does not want me eating a lot of potatoes right now either. Take longer to digest. I am allowed to have a few spoonfuls of rice and a few bites of potato here and there. Just not regularly I have tried reintroducing lentils and can eat them in small amounts if properly cooked. I have no problem consuming meats, eggs, etc. Everybody is different.

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I noticed in one of your posts you take L-glutamine. I also take that regularly, twice a day. Bulksupplements.com or nutriabio.com are good places to get it at a reasonable price. I get the L-alanine from Bulksupplements as well.

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@lelia

I noticed in one of your posts you take L-glutamine. I also take that regularly, twice a day. Bulksupplements.com or nutriabio.com are good places to get it at a reasonable price. I get the L-alanine from Bulksupplements as well.

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Cookies sound delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe

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@guthealth

Cookies sound delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe

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Hope you haven't made them yet. It should be 1/4 t salt, not 1/2 t. Sorry!

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@lelia

"Sugar free" cookie recipe for the holidays. This shortbread cookie recipe originally came from Natural Grocers, but I adapted it a bit, leaving out the sugar, etc. Here are the ingredients: 1 c. almond flour (not almond meal), 1/2 tsp. salt, 4 T Pompeian Extra Light Tasting olive oil, 1 tsp. Frontier coop organic non GmO vanilla extract. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet and set aside. Mix dry ingredients together until well combined. Mix the olive oil and vanilla extract and then add to the dry ingredients, stirring until well blended, Form the dough into walnut-sized balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes total; cookies should be browned a bit . Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from cookie sheet. Store in air-tight container in the refrigerator. Note: even though there is no table sugar added, almond flour has fructans in it and vanilla extract has some sugar. I was able to get away with eating one cookie a day for 3 days in a row and then had to stop. They are delicious and the first dessert I'd had in over 10 years.

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Should be 1/4 t salt, not 1/2 t.

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