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Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Not likely: Tomatoes generally share the same proteins regardless of the species that you might consume. If you are allergic to one type of tomato, it is highly likely you will be allergic to other types as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Not likely: Tomatoes generally share the same proteins regardless of the species that you might consume. If you are allergic to one type of tomato, it is highly likely you will be allergic to other types as well. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of plum vinegar?

What is the benefit of plum vinegar?

Not for health: Various kinds of vinegar are promoted as being good for everything. This alone should tell you that these promotions are sucker stuff. If you like plum vinegar, for example on your salad, that's fine. If it made you healthier, there would be barrels in the NIH cafeteria for the best-informed medical scientists in the world. Maintain your health through sensible diet, fitness & meds if needed. ...Read more

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Can plums cause red stool?

Can plums cause red stool?

Yes: Eating plums can cause red coloration. If ever in doubt about whether red coloration is due to blood - the stool can be easily tested. ...Read more

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Are peaches and plums good for pregnancy?

Are peaches and plums good for pregnancy?

Peaches and Plums: Are both healthy for you during pregnancy. There is a concern about pesticide concentrations and peaches. So, it is recommend that you stick to organic peaches. ...Read more

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Which has less calories, a small plum or a small apple?

Which has less calories, a small plum or a small apple?

Almost the same: One medium granny smith apple (154 grams) has 80 calories. A 2 1/8 inch plum (66 grams) has 30 calories. Not all apples have the same calorie count. The plum and the apple end up being very similar calorie wise - when you correct for weight. ...Read more

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Someone gave me optrimax plum delite but i have acid reflux. is it safe to take?

Someone gave me optrimax plum delite but i have acid reflux. is it safe to take?

Colon cleanses: it is impossible to tell whether this colon cleanse will make your reflux worse. Colon cleanses in general are not a healthy alternative in the quest to lose weight. It is not necessary to do colon cleanses, and in some circumstances it can be harmful. The best way to lose weight is the old-fashioned way, a long term change in the diet, coupled with a healthy active lifestyle. Good luck. ...Read more