Fructose-free diet for fructose intolerance
Fructose is present in almost all foods, but in very different concentrations. Therefore, a completely fructose-free diet is almost impossible. For this reason, people diagnosed with fructose intolerance should maintain a balanced diet on the one hand, but eat as little fructose as possible on the other.
Since everyone reacts differently to different foods, and the tolerance level depends greatly on the severity of the intolerance, everyone should try out for themselves how much fructose they can tolerate.
Most of the ingested fructose comes from sugary foods. These are sweetened directly by adding fructose or often with sucrose, which itself consists of half fructose. Who renounces sweetened food or replaces it by fructose-poor products of Frusano, already a large step did toward the Fructose reduction.
You can find more information about nutrition in fructose intolerance here.
How are fructose intolerance and a vitamin deficiency related in a fructose-free diet?
Especially after the diagnosis of fructose intolerance , many patients initially abstain from almost all foods containing fructose for about two weeks as part of the abstinence phase and switch to a completely fructose-free diet. The idea behind this is to relieve the intestines. As a result, too few fruit and vegetable products are often consumed, which are an important source of vitamins and minerals.
After the abstinence phase, the fructose-free diet should be changed to a low-fructose diet and sufficient low-fructose fruits and vegetables should be included in the diet again.
In our seasonal calendar, we have listed some well-tolerated fruits and vegetables that are suitable for an almost fructose-free diet. You can also find various low-fructose dishes with vitamin-rich vegetables in our recipes .
It is important in a fructose-free diet that the individual nutrient requirements are fully covered.
Read more about this in our article Fructose intolerance and vitamin deficiency.
Fructose-free diet for urinary and kidney stones
An important factor that reduces the risk of developing kidney stones is a low-sugar, low-fructose diet. Regardless of whether or not there have already been stones. Positive side effects of a healthy diet then quite often go hand in hand with this - so generally focus on fructose-free recipes.
Especially for patients who have already had urinary stones and kidney stones, it can make sense to make their own diet low in fructose or to substitute fructose completely in their own diet. This is because the substance fructose can be considered responsible for the formation of kidney stones and fructose is also a major risk factor for urinary stones. Studies have shown that increased consumption of sugary soft drinks greatly increases the risk of urinary and kidney stones.
For tips on a low-fructose diet, see the articles on urinary stones & Fructose and kidney stones & Fructose.
Fructose-free diet with Frusano
We from Frusano sweeten all our products with malt sugar and dextrose made from fructose-free glucose syrup and produce, for example, alternative sweeteners, fructose-free chocolate, fruit spreads, all kinds of sweets, sweetened drinks and much more for people who suffer from fructose intolerance. In this way, you can eat normally even with a fructose intolerance and hardly feel any restrictions. Many of our products are not only fructose-free or low-fructose, but also vegan and gluten-free and we pay attention to an extremely low sorbitol content.
In our online store, we provide detailed information about the fructose and sucrose content of each product and clearly indicate which sweetener we have used and the content of each sweetener in each product.