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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 5/23/2006 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Someone mentioned something about applesauce and I asked if this was bad for IBS. Now I can't find the post it was on. Is there some reason applesauce is bad. I would think it was good since it is cooked and supposedly easy to digest. Thanks.

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/23/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Raw apples and apple juice are generally no-no's because they produce gas. I think cooked apples are less of a problem for most people, but, in the end, it really depends on how sensitive you are. The best thing to do is to go without apple sauce, then try some and see if it makes you extra gassy, bloated or makes your diarrhea worse.

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   Posted 5/23/2006 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Canyonbabe,
Apples are very full of fiber which is why some people have bad experiences. Apples in it self do not give me problems, mostly probably because I have been on fiber therapy for quite a while now so I am used to it. Apple juice gives me horrible cramps which leads me to believe that its what is in the juice or the way its made. My GI doc actually encourages apple sauce added as part of a fiber regimine but the key is to introduce it slowly.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 5/23/2006 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I think there's something to the juice; I can tolerate an apple better than just juice and I can tolerate all sorts of other fiberous fruits and vegetables and grains, even acidic orange juice.

But then, pediatricians will tell you not to give a baby apple juice when she has diarrhea because it makes it worse, so I guess something in the juice of an apple has a laxative effect and people with IBS-D are just more sensitive to that sort of thing than a normal person.

Maybe that's why they tell you to eat an apple a day, lol. Keeps you regular.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 5/23/2006 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I have IBS-C if I have IBS at all since it seems to be gone now or just underground for the moment. Applesauce is about the only fruit I eat so I didn't want to give that up. I love apple juice but it can give me gas and diahrea so I don't think for people with IBS-d it would be good. I have heard that apples were too acidic and then other people say they are not. I have a really bad acid problem and if I were younger I would have surgery to correct but would not risk it now.

mildlupey
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   Posted 5/23/2006 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Apple juice induces diarrhea due to its osmolality.
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   Posted 5/25/2006 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure it also has something to do with the fact that apple juice is so concentrated. In an apple it's spread out more and has the other parts of an apple to be digested with.

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/25/2006 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Applesauce has more juice and less fiber than a whole apple, but it's also cooked, which seems to make it more digestible for some.

Bottomline is, if it doesn't make you sick, eat a way. Apples in any form are good for you.
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