I also get sick of drinking water all day. I drink Tension Tamer tea from Celestial Seasonings. It contains many anti-inflammatory ingredients; so it is actually better than water. It also contains B6 and B12, has a naturally sweet flavor, and is caffeine free. I don't think it's good to overdue anything; so I drink no more than two cups (made from one tea bag) a day.
I'm fructose intolerent--most likely due to all the high-fructose corn syrup beverages I was drinking. My liver can't handle most sugars well anymore. Artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol, isomalt... are far worse than cane sugar. I also have trouble with honey, maple syrup, fruit syrups, and of course high-fructose corn syrup.
The best way to know what you can and can not eat is to start keeping a food diary and experiment. Some of the things to watch out for are:
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose
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