If your digestive system is able to absorb all of the ‘too much’ fructose sometimes being eaten, you’ll likely suffer from weight gain and obesity, liver cirrhosis, fatty liver and other symptoms of an overworked liver that are normally found in those who drink alcohol to excess. If your digestive system cannot absorb all the fructose, you’ll suffer with fructose malabsorption symptoms. (More to come on this.)

The symptoms of Fructose Malabsorption have some similarities to those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), food allergies, food intolerance, or simply feeling although you’re not digesting properly.

When your digestive system doesn’t absorb fructose properly, it can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and gas. These symptoms can also be caused by a candida overgrowth, from which around 1 in 3 people suffer. Interestingly, candida often accompanies FM.

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