Jaeme, Focus on the lower FP carbs (and / or similar foods) in the appendices. Newer data for “Dates” show they actually have a lower GI (around 42) and hence a higher FP. The original published GI or over 100 for dates is not accurate. I just updated the tables for the second printing of FTD heartburn and will do the same for the IBS book. So use caution with dates.
As for enzymes, lactase (for lactose), amylase (for starch) and alpha-galactosidase or Beano (for fibers in legumes). Less common are sucrase (for sucrose) and alpha-glucosidase or maltase (for maltose). They will help if you are deficient in each particular enzyme. Most common deficiency is lactase. Humans don’t make alpha-galactosidase so it’s a good idea if you consume legumes. Damaged brush border (microvilli) in the small intestine could lead to deficiencies in sucrase, maltase and lactase.
Reply To: Enzymes & CarbsNorm Robillard2014-04-02T13:19:54+00:00