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I am curious if anyone else is sensitive to apples. I had been fine eating up to 4 a day during the summer now my body revolts by bloating and feeling full. It does not matter the kind--though green golden delicious are easier to digest. I am guessing my body developed a sensitivity to them. I am grieving!!! It seems in the colder weather my body cannot handle much fruit as it did in the summer. What can I do now?? Adding fats like nuts etc..to fill me is not something I want to do....??
I tend to grab whole fruit to eat throughout the morning as I am on the run. Anyone experience something similar. I know blending and making a smoothie is a great idea...but I am a teacher--work very early and get little if any break until 3pm:( Not an option.....
10-28-2005, 12:00 PM
I don't know your climate, or if you grow any of your own foods, but what I find is that although I am in an artificial environment (my studio, home or office) that I still find it works best for me to consume the naturally growing produce etc. in my area.
So, I live in Washington state, it is coolish, but not cold, about 50 at night and about 60 to 65 during the day right now, very temperate.
Strawberries, squash, pumpkin, apples, pears, greens, herbs, hazelnuts, walnuts, zucchinis, tomatoes, are all still gowing, so eating these "feels" right to me. I do love pineapple, but my natural desire to eat it is during the much warmer months.
I know that I CAN eat bananas and oranges now, but they just aren't perfect for me, so I do my best to eat the foods that are growing around me.
NOW, during the winter, I'll have to change that, and start eating more dehydrated foods, that I have made or frozen foods, and buy some produce, etc. But I will still try to purchase what can be grown locally, if I can.
You may want to try this, and see if it works for you.
Thanks, I am in Boston area and find similar veggies and fruits...I am just struggling with apples since they are most abundant right now. Ripe pears work great..maybe it is a fiber thing since I have IBS??
I agree that one should eat what is in season. I think i will try to convince my DH to move to Hawaii :)
10-28-2005, 01:43 PM
Hi JMD.. I *love* apples.. but I will tell you that with my IBS the apple fiber has never worked so well. If I don't peel an apple first, my mouth breaks out in some crazy reaction.. just thinking about it gets me all torn up! And once I actually eat the apple, most often I get bloated from the fiber..
I was hoping that by being raw, some of that would balance out and I could enjoy it!
Not all fruit is for everyone! I don't eat bananas for the same reason. I love them but they hurt.
I would suggest cutting back for awhile and finding some other options..
JMD, have you tried peeling your apples before eating? I have read that apple peel can be hard to digest at first and can cause bloating or indigestion. Just a thought.
10-28-2005, 07:15 PM
I get that mouth rash thing too when I eat peaches - like an allergic reaction. Do you know what causes it? Maybe because they have pesticides since the last time I had peaches was in my pre-raw days and I wasn't as concerned with purchasing organic back then.
10-28-2005, 08:45 PM
Yeah, I find that many of the fruits and nuts that I'm eating give me an itchy mouth, but it's not too bad so I'm ignoring it for now. I'm not in tune enough with my body to tell about other side effects, either. I would hate to have to cut those things out =(
10-29-2005, 12:49 AM
Peel the apples!!! :-) The skins are hard to digest. The same thing happens to me if I don't peel them.
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