Saturday, February 19, 2011

DFI - A great resource

Since being diagnosed with DFI, I have been researching a lot.   What I have found out is this cannot be put in a box and say avoid x and only eat y.    I know I have to stay away from things with fructose, mainly HFCS which is the biggest offender but I am finding out that certain wheat varieties are safer than others.   Who would have thought.   What I did find was a great on line resource that seems to be consistent with a lot of the research I have been doing.

http://www.healthhype.com/nutrition-guide-for-fructose-malabsorption.html

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HFCS Rant

Since being diagnosed with DFI, I have been reading labels more closely.   Not to say I didn't before but now I am reading labels on things you would never suspect HFCS to be added in.   So here is my rant.   Why does HFCS need to be added to beef consome, saltine crackers, cream of mushroom soup???   Was this how the recipe was intended??   I have made beef consome and mushroom soup from scratch and never once did the recipe call for HFCS.    Why does it need to be added to Crystal Light drink mixes?   Isn't this suppose to be a low calorie drink that encourages people to drink more water.   How can this be helpful?   I really hope the food industry becomes wise to exactly what adding this to products that don't need it is doing to our diets.    Yes there is some personal responsibility and we should be informed consumers.  BUT COME ON!!   I would have never guessed HFCS would be in these items until I really read the label.   I even have to ask about the coating on my medications (yes even there we find HFCS).

I hope one day we can go back to natural ingredients.  No HFCS or GMO foods.   Just what nature gives us.