Originally Posted by shellygootz
My 5 year old was just told he has to eliminate high fructose foods from his diet. This is after being told to eliminate dairy then high fat foods.... Stomach cramping and diarreah for 6 months trying to figure out what's causing it........ Can't find a list online of high fructose foods ......... can anyone out there help me?
Fructose can be found in sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup, soda, fruit juices, candy and certain canned foods. It also occurs naturally in apples, peaches, pears and oranges. It's best to read the labels.
Fructose intolerance involves several non-specific symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain and tension, gas, excess belching and diarrhea, Rao said.
Due to the general nature of these symptoms, it is very important for people experiencing such symptoms to speak with their physician so the condition can be accurately tested and treated.
Fructose intolerance can be diagnosed by a breath test, making the condition very easy to diagnose.
Fructose intolerance can also be an inherited trait, but symptoms would have been noticed much much earlier than just 6 months ago. With Inherited Fructos Intolerance, an abnormal gene from each parent is required to cause the disease. People with only one abnormal gene in the gene pair are called carriers, but since the gene is recessive
they do not exhibit the disease. In other words, the normal gene of the pair can supply the function of the gene so that the abnormal gene is described as acting in a recessive manner. BOTH parents must be carriers in order for a child to have symptoms of the disease; a child who inherits the gene from one parent will be a carrier.