Saturday, November 13, 2010

DFI - Dietary Fructose Malabsorption

Recently I found out that I have DFI Dietary Fructose Malabsorption.   Basically this means my body cannot break down fructose thus causing me to have a lot of stomach issues.  I have been being tested all year for a number of things and this has been the conclusion.   Unfortunately there is not a lot known about DFI and how foods can effect a person with it.   I did go to a dietician and was able to get the low down on what sugars I can have and what to stay away from ... mainly High Fructose Corn Syrup and sugar alcohols.   She also suggested wheat.  

So now I am learning how to cook differently and read labels even more carefully.   This means my blog is going to take a new turn.   I am going to begin working on recipes that fit into the DFI lifestyle and don't make me feel like I am missing out.  

Right now I am in the testing stage of my tolerance so it is possible I can have wheat based products if paired properly.  This is going to be tricky.   But I am also going to be experimenting with Gluten and Fructose free foods.

One thing to understand this is very different than diabetes because I can still have sugar.   It just needs to be real.

It is interesting that I am diagnosed with this since I have always suspected HFCS was not good for us anyway and have been watching my intake when I can.  But until now I didn't realize how it is in nearly everything!  Even things you wouldn't think it would be in.   Maybe more people will be diagnosed with this and maybe the food industry will have to realize they need to use real ingredients.  

Here is hoping .....

1 comment:

  1. So glad you finally have an answer. Its crazy hard to find ready made foods without high fructose corn syrup in it. But, cooking as Clean as you possibly can will be key.
    Cant wait for all the new recipes.