1600 Calorie Diet: How Many Fruits
Do You Need Each Day?

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Daily Needs

Those individuals who are on a 1600 calorie diet require a minimum of 1.5 cups of fruit per day. Sources include fresh specimens, those canned in natural juices, frozen without added sugar and dried fruits. The dried versions are last on our list because they are mined with added sugars and at times, additives used for preserving shelf life.

Allergies to Fruits

The symptoms of an allergic reaction to some varieties of fruits are similar to the reactions experienced to other substances:

Runny nose, allergic rhinitis, sneezing and the skin may sting, burn or itch. The eyes may also itch and tear. These are the general side effects from a reaction to certain fruits.

Rash - generally red bumps and at times raised to form hives. When severe enough, the individual can experience a condition called anaphylactic shock which is a life threatening situation requiring emergency medical intervention. Simply put, the throat or lips may swell and hamper breathing which put the individual's life in jeopardy. These are secondary reactions; generally the individual becomes aware that they have an allergy to certain foods and will avoid them before it reaches this point.

These are the more rare reactions to fruit allergies: diarrhea, vomiting digestive upset including gastritis. There may be fever related to the digestive conditions.

Take note that when an individual experiences an initial allergic reaction to fruit - or to most substances, it tends to be on a lessor level. They may have the itching, watery eyes or the patches of raised rashes. These are warning signs of such that certain substances should be avoided.

Commonly the attending physician will recommend an antihistamine which will decrease the body's reaction to the substance so that the effect will not be as severe. Future encounters with the allergic substance should be avoided.

The Common Red Strawberry

Highly sensitive individuals need onto to touch the strawberry in order to experience an allergic reaction. Their are many different proteins in this super food but the one that has been identified in triggering allergic reactions is related to the protein which gives the berry its beautiful red color.

Mango Allergies

The substance urushiol that is found in the sap of mangos is the culprit; urushiol is also found in poison ivy. Commonly, the body reacts much as if would to poison ivy, triggering a rash on the body. Blisters may also form around the mouth; the individual may experience itching of the skin and throat. Some tips for individuals who experience mild reactions include:

Avoid eating the skin and avoid touching the mango; have someone else who is not allergic wash and peel the fruit. The skin should not be scraped.

When the fruit is peeled, another kitchen implement should be used for cutting the fruit to avoid or at least minimalize contamination.

Peach Allergies

Individuals who have a reaction to birch pollen may develop one to peaches. Itching and inflammation may occur within the throat and esophageal area after consuming the fruit. More serious reactions range from vomiting to anaphylactic shock.

In Summary

There are many fruits that people can be allergic to and because it is one of the basic groups for obtaining optimum health, those that experience such reactions should meet with their allergist for testing and suggestions for their eating plan.

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