Health Tip: If You Have Fructose Intolerance
-- Fructose is a natural sugar found in many foods, and it's added to many others. Some people have trouble digesting fructose -- a condition called fructose intolerance.
The American Gastroenterological Association suggests how to help manage fructose intolerance:
- Limit intake of dried fruits, fresh fruits and fruit juices.
- Limit high fructose corn syrup, found in sodas and other drinks.
- Keep a food diary, logging what you ate and any symptoms. This will help determine how much fructose you can safely handle.
- Limit drinking alcohol.
- Limit consumption of honey.
Posted: November 2010