Earlier this week I warned my roommate of the grotesque danger of consuming apple juice at a furious pace. Although I did not want him to suffer, he scoffed at me and began to consume the drink as if he would never again feel the sense of hydration. Later that night he came back to tell me that I was in fact correct, he had a horrible stomach ache for about half an hour. After that, it was gone, but it was a horrible pain. From there, we tried to figure out what exactly makes apple juice so painful if you drink it too fast?
Well, it turns out that it isn't just apple juice. It's an actual phenomenon that happens with a lot of fruit juices. According to Ross Butler, an Australian Professor, it has to do with the amount of fructose that is being consumed. In the article linked above, it states that children from ages 1 to 6 are often found to have malabsorption of fructose, (meaning it doesn't digest correctly). While over a third of grown adults faced the same problem. There is no immediate solution to this problem of digesting fructose, but I warn from personal experience, drink fruit juices (especially apple) with caution.