Apple Intolerance Information
Another reason it can be difficult to determine if you have an apple intolerance is because apple intolerance symptoms are delayed. In most people, there is a delay of several hours from the time the person eats an apple or a food that contains apple and when he or she actually experiences the symptoms. However, this delay can be even longer in some people. In certain cases, the delay between eating the offending food and experiencing the symptoms can be as long as a day or more.
Apple intolerance symptoms are what we call “lifestyle-threatening.” While they are not life-threatening, they can make it difficult for a person to live his or her daily life without issue. Pain, discomfort and a number of issues can make it tough to enjoy life.
It is also important to note that an apple intolerance is separate from an apple allergy. In the case of an allergy, symptoms appear very shortly after eating the food in question. This is contrasted by the delay that comes with apple intolerance symptoms. Food allergy symptoms can also be quite severe and, in some cases, even life-threatening. This is another way that a food allergy is different from a food intolerance.
What is an Apple Intolerance?
An apple intolerance can be either digestive or immune. With an immune intolerance, a person’s body will respond with an immune response. If you have a digestive apple intolerance, your body is unable to properly digest, absorb or process apples.
In some cases, a person’s body is unable to properly absorb the sugar within apples (fructose.) This situation is sometimes known as “fructose malabsorption” or “dietary fructose intolerance.” If this is your issue, you will likely experience negative symptoms for a variety of foods that contain fructose, not just apples.
Each person will respond to an apple intolerance in a different way.
A apple intolerance can develop at any point in life. A person who had previously been able to eat apples without issue may later realize that he or she experiences negative apple intolerance symptoms after eating apples.