fructose free diet?

Ashley - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My husband and I just found out that our 15 month old son has a really rare fructose intolerance. He lacks the enzyme needed to digest it. My problem is that I have NO IDEA where to go to find fructose free foods. I can't seem to really find any health food stores around my area (I live right outside of Fredericksburg, VA) and all the grocery stores only seem to have one isle of "organic". Almost everything I see has some form of fructose in it and I'm getting really overwhelmed trying to find things to feed him. Help!!!

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Ashley - posted on 03/23/2010

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Thank you so much! Although that list is soooo overwhelming lol. Luckily I do make a lot of our food from scratch already but man, I might as well turn my yard into a garden lol! Thanks for all your help though, I really appreciate it =0)

Jessica - posted on 03/23/2010

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hugs mama! thank stinks! sounds like knowing which general foods to avoid and then making food from scratch is the way to go. Even organic prepackaged foods could have fructose in them. So you'll probably want to mostly give simple made from scratch foods like steamed veggies, grains you cook from scratch like rolled oats, brown rice, quinoa, etc, simple dairy products without added sweeteners (milk, cheese), and proteins you make from scratch, like dried beans, chicken, ground beef, etc... you shouldn't need to go to a health food store to find most of these foods.



You probably already have this but here's some info from the mayo clinic:



So if you have fructose intolerance, you should avoid foods that contain fructose and sucrose as well as sorbitol.



Avoid foods that contain:



Fructose

High-fructose corn syrup

Table sugar (sucrose)

Confectioner's sugar or powdered sugar

Fruit and fruit juices

Honey

Regular sodas

Flavored water

Sorbitol

Sports drinks

Sweetened milk or sweetened milk beverages

Consult a registered dietitian for a complete list of foods your daughter should eat or avoid. The dietitian also can help create a healthy diet plan for your daughter to make sure she gets the nutrients she needs.

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