Friday, December 11, 2009
Not even apples are safe.
I ate an apple the other day and had a pretty bad reaction to it. At first I thought that it was just because of the sugars, or too much fiber in the skin. Because when you have Crohn's, you are supposed to avoid indigestible foods, like apple skins. And too much fructose can cause a flare. But I wanted the darn apple. The funny thing is, I don't always react to apples. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Strange huh? Later in the day I'm reading through my blog reader and I come across this post by Dr. Wangen about the wax coating that is put on apples to give them shine before they go to the grocery store. This wax coating can be made of a few different sources, one of which is milk protein. Did you get all that? Let me break it down for you...
THERE IS CASEIN ON MY APPLES.
I am casein intolerant. WHY is their casein on my apples??? You think when you're buying fruit that you're doing your body good. Little did you know...
Thankfully organic apples do not have any synthetic coating, if they look or feel waxy, it's simply the natural wax produced by the apples themselves. Just another reason to go completely organic I guess! Boy was I blown away by this.