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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fructans = Bad!

Fructans are a long chain of fructose molecules, with a glucose molecule attached.  Many people with fructose malabsorption are also sensitive to fructans (experiencing symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea). Avoiding or limiting foods that contain fructans can help resolve symptoms.


Here is a list of high-fructan containing foods:


*Wheat                                *Custard Apple
*Onion (all varieties)            *Peach, white and yellow
*Garlic                                 *Pineapple
*Zucchini                              *Inulin (found in low-carb products or cottage cheese;
*Mango                                 also listed as "chicory root extract")
*Persimmon                          *Shallot
*Watermelon                        *Asparagus
*Leeks                                  *Grapes
*Artichokes                           *Fructo-oligosaccharides (artificial sweetener)                           
*Jicama 

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