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Side Effects Of Nuts

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Nuts side effects


It would be interesting to discuss about the side effects of nuts when they are considered a healthful addition to our diet. Apart from its yummy and crunchy taste, there are many proven health benefits of eating nuts. However, every healthy food has certain side effects which might be rare in occurrence but it’s important to know about them. Let’s explore some of the well-known negative effects of eating nuts.


Some Side Effects Of Nuts


Nut Allergies

Among several food allergies, nut allergies are the most prevalent among the human population. Most of the nuts viz. peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios are the common source of allergies. Allergies caused by other foods are also severe in reaction but nut allergies are often related to anaphylaxis. It can pose threat to life so one should be very cautious, if he is sensitive to nuts. Such individuals should always check the labels of snacks, desserts, and candies which often include different types of nuts.  


Gastric Upsets

Eating nuts is always considered healthy but many a times we eat moldy or rancid nuts that results into gastric upsets. One may also suffer from swelling of lips, tongue, and eye by consuming infected nuts. It may also cause breathing problems so one should avoid eating rancid nuts.


Aflatoxin Infection

It is one of the common side effects of nuts especially observed after consuming moldy peanuts. Aflatoxin is a carcinogen produced by a mold which often grows on peanuts. Discolored and shriveled peanuts are often infected with the molds. So, one should avoid eating them as they not only taste bad but also exposes our body to symptoms related to aflatoxin infection.


Kidney Stones

Most of the nuts are rich in oxalate content which often increases the risk of kidney stones when they are eaten in excessive quantity. Furthermore, kidney stone patients are advised to restrict the intake of many foods rich in oxalate including nuts to prevent the formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney.


If you ever notice any of the abovementioned side effects of nuts, get cautious and restrict your nuts intake. If the symptoms prevail, contact your doctor immediately.


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Side Effects Of Nuts