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?

Hi. Thanks for the recipe it'll be good for my 88 years young mother. I have totally eliminated meat from my diet as it upsets my stomach. I only eat seafood and veggies, no butter, milk, nuts, and the list goes on.

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@kay57

Hi. Thanks for the recipe it'll be good for my 88 years young mother. I have totally eliminated meat from my diet as it upsets my stomach. I only eat seafood and veggies, no butter, milk, nuts, and the list goes on.

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Glad you can use it. Here's a salmon recipe my husband and I developed, also easy and delicious. Fry salmon until it is well browned. In the meantime boil the white basmati rice. When the salmon is done, put it on the plates. Then add the rice to the pan and stir it around with the spatula, getting up all the brown stuff, oils, etc. Serve with the salmon. This is one of our favorites. We don't add any seasonings or anything except maybe pepper at the table. Hope you can eat rice. White basmati rice is very easily digested. @@

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@lelia

Glad you can use it. Here's a salmon recipe my husband and I developed, also easy and delicious. Fry salmon until it is well browned. In the meantime boil the white basmati rice. When the salmon is done, put it on the plates. Then add the rice to the pan and stir it around with the spatula, getting up all the brown stuff, oils, etc. Serve with the salmon. This is one of our favorites. We don't add any seasonings or anything except maybe pepper at the table. Hope you can eat rice. White basmati rice is very easily digested. @@

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@leila amazing this is a recipe my grandmother made many years ago and I still make today, it is a delicious dish for sure. I'll be 61 on Sunday. Funny thing tho my mother will not eat fish of any kind, but I love it. Thanks much 😊

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Will definitely keep the recipe. Sounds easy to make and delicious. I am off grains right now and not able to eat it, but don’t doubt I will be able to eat it in the future. For those in the early stages of recovery like me, watch out for too many grains, including rice. It can be tough to digest. My nutritionist said is a no no for now. I ate rice all my life without problems until I developed this bout of antibiotic induced colitis. So I don’t doubt I will get back to it someday. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Interestingly, I am not allowed to eat rice but can eat rice crackers because the protein has been largely digested in the process of making the flour.

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@guthealth

Will definitely keep the recipe. Sounds easy to make and delicious. I am off grains right now and not able to eat it, but don’t doubt I will be able to eat it in the future. For those in the early stages of recovery like me, watch out for too many grains, including rice. It can be tough to digest. My nutritionist said is a no no for now. I ate rice all my life without problems until I developed this bout of antibiotic induced colitis. So I don’t doubt I will get back to it someday. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Interestingly, I am not allowed to eat rice but can eat rice crackers because the protein has been largely digested in the process of making the flour.

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So sorry to hear you can't eat rice. I wonder if you could use potatoes instead – microwave, cut up, and then add to the salmon pan instead of the rice. Maybe I'll try it too. A question off the subject: are you able to eat any herbs or spices? If so, what are they? I'm trying to broaden what I eat (cinnamon, sage, thyme, black pepper, salt) and could use some input. Tried rosemary, oregano, and parsley and did not agree. Thanks.

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@kay57

@leila amazing this is a recipe my grandmother made many years ago and I still make today, it is a delicious dish for sure. I'll be 61 on Sunday. Funny thing tho my mother will not eat fish of any kind, but I love it. Thanks much 😊

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You're very welcome. Your mother might eat fish if it tastes good, but may be hard to get her to try it! My sister is that way.

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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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