Dry Fruits: Are you aware of these dangers associated with excess intake of dry fruits? (servicebloggers.com)

At present trending eating habits is dry fruits consumption which was of course good for your health and you may find plenty shops and online brands supplying at higher costs.

Dry fruits falls under the processed food category which was practiced by western countries mainly gulf. the oldest and traditional foods they usually intake at limit. Point to be taken into account is dry fruits have rich amounts of fibre, magnesium, iron, proteins, saturated fats, vitamins , Minerals + few (preservatives  to increase shelf life & Micro organism growth controlling agents added in them). Few examples of dry fruits are dates, dried apricots, dried grapes, cashew nuts, walnuts, some preservative added berries, pistachios, raisins, etc. Presently money hunger people convert all fruits into dry fruits by adding various kind of additives and chemicals.

So, some vegetables and fruits are available at half ripped & fully ripped form. It is worthy to note that dried fruits are fruits from which the majority of original water content has been removed either by sun drying or by using dehydrates. Intake of dry fruits could provide us many benefits like improved blood flow, good digestive health etc.

One of the shocking news is excessive intake of dried fruits could spoil our health.

Reasons why we should avoid higher intake of dry fruits are listed here?

1) Increase in weight and cholesterol:

As a human being we really do not want to put on weight. But the sore truth is intake of 250 calories of dry fruits could lead to weight gain. It is known well that intake of 3500 calories would make us to gain 1 or 2 pounds of weight. Medically sudden increase in the weight could lead to many health complications. This also leads to increase in load to our kidney and have abnormal creatinine levels, Most men with normal kidney function have approximately 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliters (mg/dL) of creatinine. Most women with normal kidney function have between 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL of creatinine.

2) Tooth decaying:
Fructose, citric acid, benzoic acid & various kind of salt are present in dry fruits is known facts. The point here is there are some dry fruits that are coated with additional sugar or wax to keep minimum moisture levels. By excess intake of dry fruits, we could get tooth decay issues as the natural stickiness present in dry fruits normally stick to the teeth and by this some of above said materials forced to remain on the teeth for a long time.

3) Acidity, Gastric or Gastrointestinal issues:

It is known that intake of fibres could help in smooth bowel movements but excess intake of fibre could harm the gut. Issues like bloating, gas and constipation takes place when we eat excess of dry fruits. We most of the time feel very much difficult to release air.

4) Stroke or Blackout effect:

This could also happen if we eat too much of dry fruits. It must be noted that most dry fruits have high glycemic index and could increase the blood sugar levels in us. This could be resulted from high carbohydrates, calories & bad fats accumulation. Important point to be taken away from this is the moment our blood sugar hits the peak energy level it quickly leads to Stroke or blackout, in colloquial terms (sugar crash and fatigue). Important information is not only raisins have high glycemic index (Hypoglycemia) as per the research done by medical institutions. But other sugar or wax coated dry fruits increases fructose level in dry fruits day by day automatically when reacted to it and those also have the same effect.

I am not against dry fruits or value added processed fruits. I am just creating awareness amongst us to be clear on what we consume and its effects.

“How much is too much”!!!

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