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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on juice. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • K8

    I love apples eat them all time, however, after eating them my lips and sometimes my tongue will swell a little or tingle. This usually happens for only a few minutes. It doesn’t seem to matter how well I wash the apples or if they are regular or organic. Is this an allergy or is it something that is on the skin of the apple?

    • DrDons

      Hi KB, Your symptoms fit the diagnosis, Oral Allergy Syndrome. It is fairly common and usually localized to the mouth and might be related to remnants of pollens in the fruit. It is usually not associated with dangerous systemic symptoms but can sometimes cause additional intestinal symptoms. Cooking the apples may eliminate the problem. The safest course is to avoid the apples. To find out the most current recommendations for this condition you might consider a visit an Allergy Specialist.

  • kamala

    I dont understand toxigenic fungi.where do i find the material about this?

  • LumLum2500

    Are black bananas safe to eat? Many people I know wait till they are black (and then some) before using them in banana nut bread.

  • Jan

    Apples are great for one’s health. Though with the chemicals being used to treat the fruit we can’t actually ensure its safety anymore. That’s why it is important to practice proper handling of food to prevent any health problems. It goes too with handling of medical waste and disposal. Non-observance with result sometimes in fatalities. see:

  • Loes

    It’s great to hear that your dog agrees (1:11) with eating the whole apple rather than apple juice! :D