Nutrition

Typical Indian Foods – Nutrition Facts, Pictures

Traditional South and North Indian Food Some typical south and north Indian foods and their nutrient content – either beneficial or harmful – are described below. 1. Cooked White Rice White rice is a cereal grain with the husk, bran and germ removed. It is one of the staple (basic) foods of a north Indian diet. >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Problems

Loose Bowel Movements (Diarrhea) Occasional loose bowel movements may be normal, but having over three loose stools per day is a symptom of diarrhea. Check characteristics of normal and excessive bowel movements. Read how to find the cause of loose bowel movements from medical symptoms. Constipation Constipation means >> Read More ...

What Is a Normal Bowel Movement Color?

Normal Stool Color Color of a normal bowel movement in most people is any shade of brown, including light brown (described as yellow by some), but this is  not the same as bright yellow). The following stool colors may be also normal, if they result from ingested substances: Green stool may result from ingesting a >> Read More ...

Low-FODMAP Diet – Foods to Avoid in IBS and Bloating

Short-Chain Carbohydrates May Cause Chronic Bloating and Diarrhea It was found out that certain people complaining about abdominal bloating, excessive gas, chronic diarrhea or constipation, diagnosed with ‘dyspepsia’, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or functional bowel disease (FBD), actually cannot >> Read More ...

Rare Genetic Disorders: Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)

What Is Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)? Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is a rare genetic disease in which fructose cannot be properly metabolised in the body. Affected person suffers from a bad abdominal reaction (bloating, diarrhea, generalized malaise) after eating fructose-containing foods. HFI is an >> Read More ...

Nutrition Guide for Fructose Malabsorption

Nutrition Guide For Fructose Malabsorption In the table below there are lists of foods – safe to eat, to try, and to avoid in fructose malabsorption (FM), according to several dietitians’ and fructose malabsorbers’ recommendations. The list may serve only as the orientation, since absorption of fructose >> Read More ...

Low Fructose Diet in Fructose Malabsorption

Principles of a Diet in Fructose Malabsorption Individuals with fructose malabsorption (FM) may experience gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea and bloating, after ingesting fructose, sorbitol, fructans, or otherFODMAPs in an amount exceeding their absorption threshold (1). Fructose absorption threshold in FM may range >> Read More ...

Fructose Malabsorption – Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

What Is Fructose Malabsorption (FM)? A human intestine cannot absorb an unlimited amount of fructose, but most people can absorb 25-50 g of fructose per sitting (1). By definition, inability to absorb 25 g of fructose per sitting is considered as fructose malabsorption. Unabsorbed fructose may cause diarrhea and bloating. >> Read More ...
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