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I'm sure there is nothing anyone can do to help me with this one...but, I just thought it was strange, so I figured I'd post it.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I LOVE avocado's, and love the fact that they are good for me, however, I get heartburn everytime ieat them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
I was just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this? I've never known avocado to be your typical "heartburn starter" (for lack of a better phrase). Or could it be that I'm just allergic and that is my bodies way of reacting? I know it's kind of a silly post, but it really bothered me. Goodbye guacamole......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"> I've never known avocados to do anything like that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> but all this avocado talk is making me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"> Hopefully you'll get to the bottom of the problem and they won't make you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> don't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"> me for being weird or I'll <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br><br><br>
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Thanks Rigmarole...I think....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> lol...
 

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That's the thing...I have had avocado numerous times w/ things and w/o. I ate it in guacamole last night...I had a LOT. I've also had it just in salads and w/normal vegetables I eat everyday, but it always bothers me. I've been slowly limiting it down for the past year...and I finaly came to the conclusion that it must be the avocado!
 

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Have you had your gallbladder removed? Since avocados are very high in fat (good fat, of course) sometimes people with gallbladder issues will have trouble digesting them. You could try using an enzyme supplement that's high in lypase...that's the enzyme our bodies produce in order to digest fats. This company makes a vegan lypase supplement:<br><br><a href="http://www.enzymedica.com/first.html" target="_blank">http://www.enzymedica.com/first.html</a>
 

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Thanks Missleigh. But, I've never had my gallbladder remover *knocks on wood* I will check out that link though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The enzyme will probably still help your problem with heartburn. Try eating more raw fruits and veggies for extra enzymes also. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well, papaya enzymes are supposed to be good. I just wrote an article that involved avacados (the high folate makes them good for fighting depression....the same goes for asparagus).<br><br><br><br>
Probably is the high fat content.<br><br><br><br>
Bananas are good for heartburn...because they are alkaline.<br><br><br><br>
Is avacado acidic? Sometimes what we expect to be acidic is not and vice versa.
 

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I did think of that. But, I eat onion everyday! (I swear my breath doesn't smell!) It never bothers me...I eat onion w/almost everything. But thanks anyway Oatmeal!
 

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I get heart burn (and hick ups) when I eat high fat foods. Maybe dilllute it or have only small quantities at a time.<br><br><br><br>
It could be the onions, yeah. How about you try an elimination diet to see if anything else in your diet causes it (only rice and then adding foods from there or something).
 

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I am a little new at this. I have heard how healthy avocados are and how so many veggies just love them. I have been buying a couple a week but to me they taste. Uggh! bitter. I keep trying to eat them thinking maybe my taste buds will adjust. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make fresh avocados taste good. What am I doing wrong?
 

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They should NOT taste bitter. If they taste bitter it's because they aren't any good. What do they look like on the inside when you cut them? I usually half them and take out the seed and then use a spoon to get them out of the shell. They should go from a darker green (but not gray or back) outer flesh just inside the skin to a pea geen/yellow.<br><br><br><br>
There is also a larger variety (can't remember what they're called but they're shiny and bright green and BIG). I have never bought a good avacado from this variety. They all have a semi-bitter aftertaste which I can't stand. You want the Hass avacado, and when you are choosing it, pick one that has just a bit of softness (definitely NOT hard...but not squishy either). Do not refrigorate them, but keep them at room temperature and use them within a day or so.<br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps. Avacados are my favorite. <a href="http://www.avocado.org/" target="_blank">http://www.avocado.org/</a> It's not a vegetarian site, but they do have a lot of info about the avacado and it's various uses. You could get some ideas as they have a large recipe section.<br><br><br><br>
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Avocados = <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"> 2 me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Sorry, did I get the screen all covered in drool?<br><br><br><br>
Why don't we talk about how awesome cumin is and how much it makes one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mexican for dinner, I do believe.
 

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Hey jilhrt2, I have the same reaction to avocado as well! I developed the problem over the last few years. Unfortunately I love avocado especially guacamole. I can't even have a trace of it in any dish or I get severe heartburn. I'm talking heartburn that can get so bad I nearly pass out! I've talked to numerous doctors about this and unfortunately I have not come across an answer as of yet. It apparently is not classified as an "allergy". People who are truly allergic to avocado generally are allergic to the same proteins in walnuts and bananas and do not necessarily have a heartburn reaction. I know for a fact I am not allergic to walnuts or bananas. I believe it has something to do with the high fat content in avocado. But I am puzzled as to why that is the only food that gives me this reaction. The only remedy that has helped is a high dose of Zantac (at least 150). I have not tried it as a preventative but I have used it after ingesting avocado and it helped calm the symptoms. Reluctantly I try to avoid avocado at all costs. Hope this helps and good luck!
 
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