Thursday, 18 April 2019

Top Fruits You Don't Know Are Dangerous; You Eat Them Daily!

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We eat a lot of fruits daily without any or much thought because we feel it is healthy and normal but to be true to ourselves, though, the foods may be widely eaten but may not be as healthy as you or I think.

This article covers in details the most shocking but true facts about the top fruits you always eat and think are healthy. Below is the list.

What are the dangerous fruits?


  1. Pineapple: You may be surprised to find your favourite fruit in this list, but I already warned; it's shocking but true!
Pineapple

Pineapple is a member of the bomeliad family, and one of the few plants in the family to produce an edible fruit. Though pineapple has a number of good features because it contains some amount of vitamins c and manganese, and manganese is important for antioxidant defenses.

As you may be asking, the negative effects of pineapple includes:
  • Allergy: Eating pineapple has indicated allergic reactions in a few people. This is because the pineapple has 'meat tenderizing properties. These allergic reactions include excessive tenderness or swelling in the lip, tingling in the throat.
  • Blood Sugar Levels: Pineapple has a high sugar content as half cup of pineapple contains 15grams of carbohydrates. Subsequently, the carbohydrates transform to glucose which makes the sugar levels high. High sugar lebwls can bring about issues like headache, excessive thirst and finally, over-urination.
  • Bromelain Reactions: Pineapple also contains a substance known as bromelain. Bromelain has the ability to increase the antibiotic absorbed by the body. It causes problems such as nausea, diarrhoea and indihestion.
  • Drug Reactions: When a fresh pineapple is used with a drug, the chemical substances in the pineapple reacts with the drug and improve the performance of the drug. Drugs which react negatively with the pineapple include Amoxicillin and tetracycline. The side effects of using pineapple with these drugs include chest pain, bloody nose, fever and dizziness.
We are not telling or encouraging you to stop taking pineapple but it is advisable to reduce the intake because of the side effects.

 2. Cherries
Cherries are small stone fruits from the prunus family. There are mainly two types of cherries; sweet and tar(sour).

Though, cherries have a number of health benefits because it contains iron, potassium and vitamin c, it obviously does the body more harm than good as it also causes the following health issues.

  • Weight Gain: Excessive intake of cherries will definitely lead to the accumulation of calories and carbs in the body and can easily lead to the adding up of weight in our body.
  • Indigestion: Cherries, especially the sour ones contain a carbohydrate which is difficult to digest. This will increase your risks of indigestion and will make you feel bloaty and sometimes, gassy.
  • Diarrhoea: For some people who are already allergic to the fruit, the calories and sugar may be a problem. This accumulate to cause diarrhoea in the consumer.
  • Allergy: As stated above, some people are allergic to cherries and it reacts negatively once they consume it. Illnesses like shortness of breath, swallowing problems, nausea and diarrhoea could come up if an individual already allergic to the fruit uses it.
How do I know if I am allergic to cherries?

According to a study carried out in the US, it was revealed that people who are allergic to grapes, apples, peaches and apricots are very likely to be allergic to cherries.
Also, most of the dangers associated with cherries are associated with the tart(sour) ones. Some sweet cherries are also causes of these symptoms though!

  3. Coconut: Coconut, yes, delicious and useful coconut. Coconut is a large oval brown seed of a tropical palm, which is classified as a drupe(not a nut) and biologically known as "cocos nucifera."
Though coconut has some health benefits like antioxidant properties and works against diabetes. It also has some risks associated with it's intake, such risks include;

  • High Cholesterol: It is no news or matter of argument that coconut contains a high level of saturated fat which sums up with the cholesterol levels in the body and makes the body prone to heart disease.
  • High In Fat: US Department For Agriculture states that a cup of raw coconut water contains 24 grams of saturated fat. Raw coconut meat also has a high calorie level of 283 per cup. This exposes the body to numerous health dangers.
  • Kidney Problems: The high level of potassium in coconut makes it difficult for people with kidney problems to stay healthy after eating it. The high level of potassium should be urinated but if the kidney is not working well, there might be problems.

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Layemi

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