...xylit/stachyose/verbacose... hell on Earth, the stuff won't kill you, but makes your life hell if you've not enough "receptor" sites to transport the sugar/break'em down. In fructose malabsorption for example, there are not enough transporter sites (?) to handle the on coming amount of fructose. It is dumped into the small intestine, the bacteria breaks it down into short chained fatty acids and methane...BOOMMM!!! Forget the cows and the ozone hole- it was me! (I'm pretty sure that's the chain of events, but read about it.)
Up until the beginning of 2001, I could basically eat anything without problems...then suddenly everything caused me to blow up and major diarrhea. I was scared sh*ltless- literally- thought I might have cancer of the intestine, ovaries... I'd eat half a cup of almonds and then 5 hours later would be running to the toilet to "lose" everthing inside and could easily recognize everthing in it. It would hit the large intestine and BYE! Needless to say, no water was reabsorbed so it was violent and horrible. I was a prisoner to the house. I would not dare to leave the house until I was empty. AND it was not- and is still not- a temporary problem, although I have it somewhat more under control. I wrote to Dr. Mc Dougall about "this", fructose malabsorption- not intolerance , being a possible topic for a future newsletter.
I have a fructose malabsorption problem and if you have that, then often other indigestible sugar problems, too. Do sugar-free bonbons/drinks cause gas or diarrhea? Sunchokes cause distress (full of inulin)?... In english I found only information on the topics, but no tables listing fructose:glucose:sorbit amounts in common foods. In german is a site, www.nahrungsmittel-intoleranz.com
, go to the left side and you'll see the word Fruktose... there wil be a list of articles, look for "Fruktosegehalt Tabellen, inkl. Sorbit" as pdf down load. I think many people have a "tranlator into english" option on their computer. But I will say the worst offenders for fructose are apples and pears...
The tests for sugar intolerances are simple: drink a glass of "it" and then blow into a tube... no blood and cheap.
p.s. It is easy to read the lisiting on the german site, the scientific words are very similar...that why I'm now an even worse speller in english...a "p" or "b" ??? You'll find your way around the site effortlessly, but the common words are not alway the same. good luck.