Category Archives: IBS

Fructose, Fructanes, and Gut Fermentation

Majid Ali, M.D. Excessive gut fermentation is the central feature of for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Gut fermentation is worsened by foods that contain indigestible fiber, fructose (fruit sugar) and related compounds called fructanes. The following foods contain indigestible fiber and their intake should be restricted or even eliminated completely for six weeks during the gut fermentation control plan. Foods

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