How can I eat a healthy diet with Hereditary Fructose Intolerance?
Asked by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 in Health Conditions

I have Hereditary Fructose Intolerance, and I want to know how can I get all the nutrition I need if I can’t eat sugar.


The treatment for Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI) is a strict fructose-free diet, but none of the ingredients excluded in the diet - fructose, sucrose and sorbitol – should stand in the way of easy eating a balanced diet.  Except for the Fruit Group, which can be exchanged for vegetables – you can eat foods from all the food groups (outlined in  But the real problem with the HFI diet is implementation because it is difficult to identify man-made fructose in foods and there are so many names for sugar on a food label.  And then, the addition of sugar is changes from brand to brand.  To be sure that your diet is healthy and safe, visit a registered dietitian associated with a metabolic clinic. Also read a  helpful book, Fructose Malabsorption: The Survival Guide.

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