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The advantages and disadvantages of eating apple seeds ?

The advantages and disadvantages of eating apple seeds ?

Don't eat them.: there are no proven benefits to eating apple seeds, and there is some theoretical concern, especially if they are eaten in large quantities. They contain a substance called amygdalin, which can break down into cyanide and sugar. This can be poisonous. Given the lack of any beneficial effect, apple seeds should be avoided. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and swallowed an star apple seed i just wanna know is that bad?

Im pregnant and swallowed an star apple seed i just wanna know is that bad?

No problem: Your digestive system can easily cope with fruit seeds and there is no risk to swallowing them to yourself or your developing baby. ...Read more

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Found out apple seeds contains cyanide. Been juicing whole apples for 2 months (3/day x 60 days = approx 180). Is it enough to cause poisoning?

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No: Last i saw, it was speculated that even with complete extraction of the cyanide compounds with complete pulverization of the seeds (assuming the sides aren't intact, which would make the cyanide inaccessible), it would take 85 grams, or half a cup of pure seeds to get to a harmful level. Feel safe! ...Read more

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Can accidentally eating apple seeds (in a fruit salad )harm a baby? I've heard apple seeds are toxic, can eating a few may be bad for the fetus?

Can accidentally eating apple seeds (in a fruit salad )harm a baby? I've heard apple seeds are toxic, can eating a few may be bad for the fetus?

Not likely toxic: The fetus should be fine. Apple seeds can have a small amount of cyanide but one would have to eat lots of apple seeds to be toxic, so don't worry about that! Keep apple seeds to a minimum! ...Read more

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9 yr old son has 15 freckles on his neck & chest the size of apple seeds. He hates them and wants them gone. Is there anything that can be done 4 him?

9 yr old son has 15 freckles on his neck & chest the size of apple seeds. He hates them and wants them gone. Is there anything that can be done 4 him?

Not advisable : They could be surgically removed, but scar likely more noticeable than freckles. Otc fade creams unlikely to work, and i wouldn't advise rx. Better to reduce the number of new freckles which increase with sun exposure. Use a spf product everyday, not just when spending the day at the beach, and be sure to apply enough, and reapply through out the day. ...Read more

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Are the long green pepper seeds poisonous as apple seeds are? Can they cause harm if eaten during pregnancy?

Are the long green pepper seeds poisonous as apple seeds are? Can they cause harm if eaten during pregnancy?

Seeds are "pepper": Ground up pepper seeds are the "pepper" used in flavoring our foods. That means they are not poisonous, as people eat pepper seeds throughout the world. If a person eats pepper before pregnancy, they should cause no harm during pregnancy unless the pepper causes more heartburn and reflux in the woman. ...Read more

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My mom has a white sore on the sole of her foot that has been there for a week or two. It's about the size of a small apple seed. It hurts when touced?

My mom has a white sore on the sole of her foot that has been there for a week or two. It's about the size of a small apple seed. It hurts when touced?

Needs checking: I would be concerned about anything painful and white on the sole of the foot in an older person. Pressure sores can present this way. If she has diabetes or any kind of medical condition that reduces circulation this needs to be seen pretty soon by her MD as it may be the tip of an iceberg. Keep foot elevated - check her shoes for poor fit - massage gently around the area and make her an appt ...Read more

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Can i take a diet supplement to lose weight after a hysterectomy, like raspberry ketone, apple cider vinegar, flax seed...Etc..?

Can i  take a diet supplement to lose weight after a hysterectomy, like raspberry ketone, apple cider vinegar, flax seed...Etc..?

Healthy eating: Very few dietary supplements have been shown to make any difference with weight loss. A better option is to work on diet and exercise. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat a whole apple? I often eat almost the whole thing. Are the seeds poisonous?

Is it bad to eat a whole apple? I often eat almost the whole thing. Are the seeds poisonous?

Cyanide: their pips (seeds) contain amygdalin, a cyanide and sugar compound that degrades into hydrogen cyanide (HCN) when metabolized. Its best not to eat the seeds since they get metabolized to hydrogen cyanide. ...Read more

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One apple daily, is it good?

One apple daily, is it good?

Yes: Apples provide dietary fiber and many important nutrients that support good health. This along with a balanced diet can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is apple butter good for you?

Is apple butter good for you?

Better than jelly: apple butter is very high in sugar and calories, making it a less healthy option. However, it is still healthier than jelly since it is made with whole apples and thus contains a small amount of fiber. ...Read more

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Which acid in present in apples?

Malic acid primarily: Malic acid is the best know. For others, see this article: https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v168/n4267/abs/168254a0.html ...Read more

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How many apples can I eat per day?

Good for you: Do all in moderation. Apples are good for you. Eat one at lunch and dinner and for a snack. ...Read more

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Are apple strudel from costco healthy?

Are apple strudel from costco healthy?

Neutral: These are delicious in my opinion. They contain a high quantity of sugars and fats, but can be adjusted to be part of a balanced diet. Read the label and see. They are not what someone would term healthy. ...Read more