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High Fructose Corn Syrup/artificial Sweeteners

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Hi all,

Just wanted to ask if anyone else has experienced reactions to high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners (asparatame, etc). After going gluten-free six months ago, I can't seem to do either without getting incredible bloating and gas. Before going gluten-free, I had no problems with either. I seem to be okay with regular sugar though.

Thanks!!!

tom

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I cannot tolerate artificial sweeteners. Ick! I can have natural sweeteners like stevia with no problem.

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I too cannot do art. sweetners but mine has nothing to do with my celiac! I get migraine headaches from anything artifical!

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I've never had a reaction, but avoid them anyhow. They're not good for any of us!

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Hi

The clue may be in the name...high fructose.

Those are both things that my dietician told me to avoid when I started a fructose balance diet. Coincidentally I gave up all artificial sweeteners ages ago as they made me sick and tasted really odd.

Your symptoms sound pretty consistent with fructose problems, as undigested fructose stays in the bowel and ferments, causing gas, D etc. There are proper lists out there, but just as a guide, high fructose foods include apples, grapes, pears, watermelon, fruit juice, coconut cream etc, but not all fruits.

It may be that you have some degree of fructose sensitivity and you only go over that threshold when you have a lot of these ingredients. People who can't tolerate fructose can eat regular sugar fine, as they are digested slightly differently.

I recently replied to another thread about fructose, but if you google 'sue shepard fructose' you can find a pdf of an article she wrote that has some information explaining the area.

Sophie

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I get incredible stomach pain when I have either artificial sweetners or high fructose corn syrup. Regular corn syrup is fine, and these came about after going gluten free. I can do stevia and regular sugar and plain corn syrup okay though. :)

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Since going gluten-free, I've found that I do not tolerate corn syrup (HF or regular) or almost any refined sugars. Natural sugars (that are in whole fruits and veggies) seem to be fine no matter the quantity (good thing since I love apples!!!) and raw (unprocessed) sugars such as raw honey, raw agave, maple syrup (real) seem to be fine. Pasturized and processed honey causes me to have stomach upset. I've pretty much narrowed this and some other things down to candida and I'll be starting an anti-candida program after Christmas.

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Yes!!!! I ate ice cream last night with chocolate syrup. I was so sick ad gassy. I felt like I used to feel before becoming Gluten free. Ice cream usually doesn't bother me. I read the ingredients on the chocolate syrup and discovered the high fructose corn syrup. I gave up all other artifical sweeteners, but will now be giving up the high fructose corn syrup. I sure hope I don't have to give up dairy. <_<

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Splenda/ as[artame causes me abdominal pain (figured that one out a year or so ago...it only took me 3 years of using it before figuring it out! Duh). i don't have any problems with Truvia or other sweeteners. I don't know if i have problems w/ fructose, i'll have to look into it...

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Fine drink around 3 litres of coke daily and never suffered anything

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