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Citric acid intolerance

Citric acid intolerance is a rare type of food intolerance in which the body is unable to digest citric acid. As with all food intolerances, symptoms may vary between individuals and can mimic those of a food allergy.

Common Syptoms:
Diarrhea
IBS-like symptoms
Stomachache
Abdominal cramps
Red, blotchy skin rash anywhere from: face, shoulders, arms, chest, back, abdomen, or legs (usually appears immediately after ingestion and can last for hours or days)
Darkness under the eyes
Dry, itchy skin (usually from repeated ingestion)
Crusty, scabbing skin that may split and bleed (usually from prolonged, repeated ingestion)
Vomiting after ingestion Selestive reguritation of only the food containing citric acid Raised rash behind the joints after ingestion

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/monitoringandsurveillance/nuttab2006/onlineversionintroduction/onlineversion.cfm?&action=nutrientFoods&nutrientID=CITRIC

Foods to avoid: Fruits that have low citric acid:
Orange
Lemon
Citron
Lime
Grapefruit
Tangerine
Kumquat
Pineapple
Mango
Pomegranate
Tomato
Tomatillo
Gooseberry
Raspberry
Strawberry
Currant
Cranberry
Figs (fresh)
Foods with citric acid added (many)
Apple
Peach
Pear
Banana
Melon
Grape (tanic and malic acids)
Date
Cherry (malic acid)
Fig (dried - removes citric acid?)
flax seed oil or cod liver oil with a multi vitiman daily will help heal from the inside out and lessen symptoms.



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