At Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater, we know that patients and families want to know as much as they can about the GI system and disorders that affect their daily lives. Refer to the list below to find the information that is most helpful to you. If you still have questions, please contact us through our website.

Low Fructose Diet

Learn more about a low fructose diet (pdf)
Fructose is a naturally occurring simple sugar found in fruit, vegetables, and honey. Fructose intolerance can occur in anyone and is identified by special breath testing. If you are one of those people who are fructose intolerant, ingesting fructose could cause intestinal problems such as, gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. Glucose is another type of naturally occurring sugar but is more intestinal friendly than fructose. The more glucose than fructose in a product, the more “intestinal friendly” the fruit or fruit juice may be.
A low fructose diet is recommended for those who are fructose intolerant.