Fructose malabsorption is a condition that occurs in the intestine.
It is not fructose intolerance, which is quite rare (one in twenty thousand in Europe), although people who do not absorb fructose well often say they do not “tolerate” it.
Unlike intolerance, which is more serious and requires the strict elimination of all products and foods that contain fructose, fructose malabsorption is often a problem that can be cured.
But let’s take a step back.
How is it possible that the body does not assimilate fructose?
And what are the symptoms of fructose malabsorption?
MALABSORPTION OF FRUCTOSE
People with fructose malabsorption have a problem with the small intestine.
Here the fructose is not digested, causing over-fermentation which leads to over-production of short-chain fatty acids.
As a result, people with fructose malabsorption have a swollen belly, frequent colic and regularity problems, digestive problems, pains starting from the esophagus, nausea, intestinal cramps, dysbiosis.
Since it is not intolerance, which leads to even severe episodes of hypoglycemic crises, anaphylactic shock, repercussions to the liver and kidneys, fructose malabsorption is often a silent enemy.
It is underestimated, with the result that people continue to have these digestive symptoms for years.
A simple breath test can help those who suspect this problem diagnose.
And for the cure?
What diet should i eat if i suffer from fructose malabsorption?