Fructose Free Vegetables

Fructose IntoleranceFructose intolerance, sometimes referred to as hereditary fructose intolerance, is an inherited condition marked by the inability to digest fructose, which is the sugar in fruit. Those with this condition must be careful about what they eat, as fructose or fructose-like sweeteners are added to thousands of processed foods in the form of fructose, crystalline fructose, honey or sorbitol, according to the University of Virginia. While the usual dietary remedy for many conditions is “eat vegetables,” for those with fructose intolerance even vegetables pose risk, because vegetables, too, contain fructose, and some vegetables contain sufficient fructose to create problems for the intolerant.

CausePeople with fructose intolerance either lack or are deficient in the enzyme fructose-1-phosphate aldolase, which normally breaks down fructose into bio-usable glucose. Consequently, fructose-1-phospate accumulates in their liver, kidneys and small intestine. Problems can occur quickly after consuming fructose, but problems also develop as fructose-1-phosphate accumulates in the body. The fructose intolerant person must monitor her consumption of fructose from all food swiss replica watches sources, including vegetables, to ensure that she does not overload.

Recommended VegetablesLow-fructose vegetables that can be eaten up to four times daily contain 0 to .2 g of fructose. Recommended daily vegetables, according to University of Iowa Healthcare, include broad Panerai Radiomir Watches beans, celery, chives, dandelion greens, endive, escarole, mushrooms, mustard greens, immature pea pods, potatoes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard and turnip greens.

Medium-low fructose vegetables contain .3 to .6 g of fructose. Fructose intolerant individuals can eat up to two servings per week of these vegetables, including asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, raw, white cabbage, cauliflower, raw cucumber, raw green peppers, cooked leeks, iceberg lettuce, raw radishes, summer squash, watercress and zucchini.

Hi- I have had the symptoms you mention after eating certain foods all of my life- I was dx’d w IBS years ago,but now I’m wondering if this isn’t my problem! I’ve never heard of it, even though I’m a registered nurse and have done all kinds of research on my own in an attempt to explain my symptoms. I am allergic to onions in particular, and have reaction of severe migraine, severe diarrhea, severe gastrointestinal pain and vomiting if exposed to even a tiny amount. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.

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