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Fructose & Digestion

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I was just listening to some Peatarian podcasts and heard a caller question about fructose : he said he improved his digestion a lot by eating pure fructose, and it made him tolerate all kinds of carbs like orange juice and soda.

Now I've experienced a similar thing : since eating a crapton of fruit I don't have bloating anymore. I didn't eliminate any food, just started to eat way more fruit.

Did anyone notice the same thing, and is there an explanation for this?

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 11, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I lost weight when I added fruit, but then massively gained when I added starches. So I'm eliminating the starches again and I already feel tons better. For me, fruit seems a far, far better way to up my carbs.

C80f784a14057bc7faf19426a5f57530

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:21 PM

I've been doing strict paleo for 2 1/2 weeks. Limited fruit. Just began bloating 4 days ago and do have 100% cut fruit but with no improvement. I wonder if I need the OPPOSITE! MORE fruit! But I am frightened to try because I can't wait to lose more weight! Did you gain at all??

0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

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on April 07, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Definitely apples, pears, applesauce were a nightmare. Then cherries and dates went on the chopping block (sad). I thought grapefruits were ok, but now they're out too. I had berries tonight, and so far, so good, but we'll see. It's still a work in progress. I love fruit, it's a bummer, but having more energy/less tummy trouble is worth it.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 07, 2012
at 05:14 AM

not only my digestion is better, my yeast issues are totally going away, and Im drinking litres of juice. If I had known :D Thanks Senneth!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on April 06, 2012
at 10:50 PM

out of interest HA, were all fruits problematic for you, or just certain types

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on April 06, 2012
at 10:47 PM

your dairy and fruit comment reminded me of eating cream over fruit as a kid....yum

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 06, 2012
at 06:16 PM

And I plan to test again soon, as I currently eat more carbs daily and the post-pineapple effect may be gone. :-))

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on April 06, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Hmm, maybe I should invest in a glucose meter to be sure. I eat every fruit meal with gelatin though, so I don't think I'll have these spikes. Thanks!

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1e36119906da54831601a7c23674f581

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on April 06, 2012
at 04:53 PM

I eat 100% paleo but some days I down fruit like i'm a fruitarian.. One thing i've noticed is that I never experience digestive problems after eating lots of fruit.. But upon the next morning, I take 4-5 large surprisingly easy shits then continue on my day feeling like I just shit everything awful out of me and feeling pretty good in general once the initial shock wears away. LOL I personally don't know any fruitarians or fruitarians that smoke cannabis but word of warning here, the combination wasn't meant to be.

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on April 06, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Hi, Korion! As you probably know, I'm a champion of including fruit in the overall mix of foods.

I definitely had a bloating problem on SAD with or without fruit. On whole foods, I still have mild-to-medium bloating if I hit starches such as rice/sweet potato too hard.

Fruit, on the other hand, gives me no bloating at all. The only thing that's made me wary of massive quantities is blood glucose spikes--if I eat a lot of pineapple, say half of a whole one, I'll have a sharp bg spike above 140 at one hour. By 2 hours I am back to 100 or lower, but recent info seems to indicate the brief peak above 140 is bad so I've been mixing fruit with dairy or eating it with meat and vegetables to moderate the spikes.

If I weren't checking my bg, I'd be swearing I never felt better than I do when eating tons of fruit. But ...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 06, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Hmm, maybe I should invest in a glucose meter to be sure. I eat every fruit meal with gelatin though, so I don't think I'll have these spikes. Thanks!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 06, 2012
at 06:16 PM

And I plan to test again soon, as I currently eat more carbs daily and the post-pineapple effect may be gone. :-))

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on April 06, 2012
at 10:47 PM

your dairy and fruit comment reminded me of eating cream over fruit as a kid....yum

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0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

(2504)

on April 06, 2012
at 07:17 PM

Not I. Basically cutting fruit out of my diet has been the best thing I've done for my digestion in a long time. Isn't it interesting how different we all are?

0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

(2504)

on April 07, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Definitely apples, pears, applesauce were a nightmare. Then cherries and dates went on the chopping block (sad). I thought grapefruits were ok, but now they're out too. I had berries tonight, and so far, so good, but we'll see. It's still a work in progress. I love fruit, it's a bummer, but having more energy/less tummy trouble is worth it.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on April 06, 2012
at 10:50 PM

out of interest HA, were all fruits problematic for you, or just certain types

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on April 06, 2012
at 06:14 PM

I am so far from an expert, but here are some theories...

Maybe the bioavailablity of minerals and vitamins in the fruit/fruit juice has improved your digestive health. (Like magnesium, potassium, vitamin c...)

Maybe the added acid has helped your digestion.

Maybe the fructose/higher sugar levels helped you liver (if we are going with peat theory) and you are functioning better, so digesting better.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 07, 2012
at 05:14 AM

not only my digestion is better, my yeast issues are totally going away, and Im drinking litres of juice. If I had known :D Thanks Senneth!

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on April 06, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Oh absolutely. Fruit has done some amazing things to my digestion. The improvement has been pretty dramatic.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 11, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I lost weight when I added fruit, but then massively gained when I added starches. So I'm eliminating the starches again and I already feel tons better. For me, fruit seems a far, far better way to up my carbs.

C80f784a14057bc7faf19426a5f57530

(60)

on July 11, 2012
at 06:21 PM

I've been doing strict paleo for 2 1/2 weeks. Limited fruit. Just began bloating 4 days ago and do have 100% cut fruit but with no improvement. I wonder if I need the OPPOSITE! MORE fruit! But I am frightened to try because I can't wait to lose more weight! Did you gain at all??

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