Can fruit be toxic to some people?
You see fruit could be good for you if you can tolerate it. But for a lot of people, especially nearly all people with the A.D.D. labels show it can be very toxic and harmful to there bodys. These people and others have a lack of the enzyme to process the natural plant toxin called Salicylates.
Salicylates protects the plant from from environmental threats of Molds, fungus & bacteria's. It also helps it from being eaten before it has ripened assuring the next generation with seeds. Inability to be able to process the salicylates can cause an array of physical and mental anguish. So how do you know if you have a sals intolerance.
A Salicylate food challenge would be your best bet at getting results. Unfortunately there is no blood test your dr can run. So it would be up to you to take the challenge. But there should be reasons for you to go down this road and do your own testing over several weeks
If your already sensitive to chemicals and show signs of A.D.D. & A.D.H.D. you will notice that after you ingest some fruits your mood changes and you get very hyperactive. Bouncing all over the place. Also using the bathroom more than usual with a general discomfort in the gut.
With my Salicylate intolerance i found that pears are the only fruit i can tolerate. Also to know that levels of sals changes as the fruit ripens. So when the fruit is not ready, unriped fruit has a very high level ,as it ripens the levels will gradually deminish.
The problem with buying fruit from the market is that all the fruits are picked before they ripen and finish the natural process of ripening and lowering the sals levels. So with that said the food industry has to pick fruit prior to ripening so that its not rotten when it gets to market,and that's the biggest factor with market food. its picked before the natural process takes place and it locks in the salicylates. If you grew your own and ate the fruit when it was ripe and ready to fall from the vines or tree the reaction would be much much less and in some cases no reaction at all. Or low enough to be able to tolerate a minimum amount of the fruit.
Interesting to note that in Europe where the Mediterranean diet comes from. A very high diet in fruit shows that 1 in 5 people have or have developed the signs and traits of A.D.D. & A.D.H.D.
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