October 17th, 2011
I reintroduced oranges today. Oranges are excluded from the Clean Diet because people can react to the salicylate in oranges and other citrus fruits (as well as apples, strawberries, tomatoes, and wine). Aspirin also contains salicylic acid.
I forgot how acidic they were. I didn’t have any immediate allergic reactions. However, I did have some bloating in the afternoon after eating the apples. This could have been from the oranges, I suppose, or it could be that I had an apple too soon after eating lunch (poor food combining, or perhaps I also react to apples).
I also felt flushed and broke out in a splotchy rash after cycling. I’m not sure if it was from the oranges or not. I will have to eat them again to determine for certain if I have issues.