UC Spouse...I apologise for my rant.
I meant anyone who states UCers as all inclusive, especially regarding diet (notice the OP hasn't been back)....not you specifically...except the "forbidden" word. Not necessary for you to apologise for what you wrote or how I perceive your posts.
It's great you're enjoying....trial and error and moderation helps. Regardless...it won't make his UC worse...it will cause discomfort if he's flaring or maybe he just can't handle certain foods. Bananas, seem to be a staple in many diets...it gives me gasss worse than any other fruits.
Limitations are so .... well....limiting...creating so many fears unnecessarily. I've been at this too long I guess.
pb4...actually, too much fruit will cause the colon to increase peristalsis and loosen the stool...hence the reason they suggest to eat more fruit to help increase bms and prevent constipation. That reason as well as the fibre, both soluble and insoluble (which is separate from the fructose). As well, some of us don't have the ability to break down fructose...so, if it causes discomfort, then it should be consumed in either low amounts or not at all.
Fruit juices are more concentrated...if fructose is a problem, it's best to avoid it in juice form. One would tend to drink more than to consume in original form...
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!