Gala apples bad?

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Sibby
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   Posted 6/22/2012 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have problems with gala apples? I tried them yesterday and this morning, since I ran out of bananas. That's the only thing new I've added to my diet. Normally I eat chicken, cashews, bananas, grapes, cauliflower (occasionally) and apple juice.

I had a normal stool this afternoon, but this evening was loose, chunky and watery. Some cramping, a bit of gas.

Ugh, it makes you feel awful when you're irregular. sad

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   Posted 6/22/2012 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Apples have the highest amount of fructose of all fruits. Frustose in large amounts causes diarrhea. Pears are also high in fructose which is why pediatricians tell parents to give constipated babies pears or apples.
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Sibby
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   Posted 6/22/2012 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Figures. Juice doesn't bother me, but the core does. I just hope it was the apples and nothing else.

Thanks!
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Lodi
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   Posted 6/23/2012 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't know that about the fructose. Gala apples are one of my favorites, those and Empire. I eat an apple just about every day and I don't notice trouble. Maybe I should see what happens if I eliminate and then bring them back.

quincy
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   Posted 6/23/2012 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
When I have apples, I would expect to have a somewhat looser stool. I don't eat the peels.
Sibby....do you mean peel and not the cores?

I wouldn't see it as a problem, however...

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   Posted 6/23/2012 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
None of the variety of apples out there cause me any issues...they have lots of fibre...I've heard prunes/prune juice can aid with constipation but never heard that about apples.
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Andrina
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   Posted 6/23/2012 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Since I write a food journal I found out I cannot eat apples neither sad And I love apples. I get crampy and gas. I have to leave them out of my diet for now. I might try them again later.
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   Posted 6/23/2012 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
When I get constipated, apples are my go to food to help loosen me up. I can't eat apples, even in remission - they just don't agree with me. I love apples too! Especially gala. Cooked apples don't bother me as much.
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   Posted 6/23/2012 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I can have apple sauce with no problem. Apples, peeled are ok but if the skin is on, I have problems.
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   Posted 6/23/2012 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
apples are one of the best foods for your colon.
I've found that they need a bit of getting used to, but once you start eating apples every day, they are fine.
Get organic if you can, locally is also better.
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FromChaos
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   Posted 6/23/2012 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't eat apples at all anymore. They give me heartburn, stomach pain and very bad gas. I tend to stick with berries.
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Sibby
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   Posted 6/23/2012 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't have apple cider. But I can have apple juice though. Odd.

Q, I mean the apples. At least I think that. Maybe the texture bothers my gut. Nuts don't bother me. Neither does cauliflower.

My colon is one picky little bugger. I really didn't think I'd have problems with it.
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Sibby
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   Posted 6/24/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if it isn't apples. Does anyone have problems with fresh peas?
23 · F · Ont., Canada
Inactive left-sided UC · Last scope: 0% inflammation
Asthma, lactose intolerant, IBS, migraine headache
Salofalk - symptoms worse
Imuran, 50mg · Alesse 21 · Folic acid, 5mg · Inderal, 10mg · Multiple vitamins · LDN (soon)
Temp: Cipralex, Doxepin
Good: fruits, vegetables, white meat
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kloe0038
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   Posted 6/24/2012 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes! Fresh shell peas do not agree with me. Snow peas are fine.
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Sibby
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   Posted 6/24/2012 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Goody. The best and most favourite food I love causes me foul and painful movement. Our guts hate us.
23 · F · Ont., Canada
Inactive left-sided UC · Last scope: 0% inflammation
Asthma, lactose intolerant, IBS, migraine headache
Salofalk - symptoms worse
Imuran, 50mg · Alesse 21 · Folic acid, 5mg · Inderal, 10mg · Multiple vitamins · LDN (soon)
Temp: Cipralex, Doxepin
Good: fruits, vegetables, white meat
Bad: dairy, red meat, alcohol, high: fat, fried, salt, sugar, wheat

soystud
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   Posted 6/25/2012 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
ya, i can't eat the cores either - the seeds get stuck ;-)
 
but i do love the rest - and i think the gala is my favorite -

Cita
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   Posted 6/25/2012 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI says to avoid fresh fruit, veggies, nuts and popcorn during a flare. I haven't had an apple in 2 months...but I have been ok with applesauce. Hope you feel better soon...this is all so confusing. I'm new to this and think this forum is very helpful and encouraging..UC (in my case proctitis) is just not something you can talk about...it helps to know we're not alone.

twiggs
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   Posted 6/25/2012 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Apples are very high in fiber!@ If your flaring I back off of fiber as a whole. It is like rubbing sand paper on an open wound.

Steve

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   Posted 6/25/2012 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
For a good idea on the fructose levels of fruit, here is a link to a Dr. Mercola article with a great chart: articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/19/richard-johnson-interview-may-18-2010.aspx

Luckily, I don't have issues with apples ... I eat them often because of their portability! I can't drink apple juice though because it runs right through me and I don't bother with applesauce.
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Sibby
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   Posted 6/25/2012 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gal. I appreciate that.


I'm in remission. My movements are getting back to normal. I'm still a little gassy. I'm curious, if I have any offending foods that bother me, how long can it take for my bm's to be back to normal? Depending on the food and how to bothered my gut, right?
23 · F · Ont., Canada
Inactive left-sided UC · Last scope: 0% inflammation
Asthma, lactose intolerant, IBS, migraine headache
Salofalk - symptoms worse
Imuran, 50mg · Alesse 21 · Folic acid, 5mg · Inderal, 10mg · Multiple vitamins · LDN (soon)
Temp: Cipralex, Doxepin
Good: fruits, vegetables, white meat
Bad: dairy, red meat, alcohol, high: fat, fried, salt, sugar, wheat
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