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Side Effects Of Avocado

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Avocado side effectsSide effects of avocado are very rare and it mostly occurs in the form of allergies. However, individuals who are not sensitive to this tropical fruit can enjoy the fruit in different forms and also get enriched with its nutrient content. Native to Mexico, the fruit is known to be a rich source of health promoting fats, potassium and fibers. It’s efficacy in decreasing the total serum cholesterol level is remarkable. However, certain side effects make it difficult to be consumed in large quantity.


 


Avocado Allergies


The hypersensitivity to avocado may appear in the following forms:


  • Skin reactions

  • Vomiting


These allergic reactions are short lived and can be cured easily with simple medications. In certain cases, the allergies acquire a severe form and may result into following health hazards which are diffciult to control.  


  • Bronchial asthma

  • Urticaria

  • Rhinoconjunctivitis

  • Angioedema


 


Factors Behind Allergic Reactions Of Avocado


The research studies have indicated that most of the persons who experienced the allergic reactions after consuming the fruit had increased level of serum IgE antibodies. Furthermore, many reports have suggested that individuals sensitive to latex should be cautious while taking avocado.        


 


Effect Of Beta-sitosterol


Besides allergic reactions, intake of avocado has another negative effect on health on which studies are still going on. The fruit is rich in beta-sitosterol which has the property of reducing cholesterol. The chemical is also a well known drug for cholesterol absorption but is also known for various side effects on health. Thus, eating avocado in excess increases the risk associated with beta-sitosterol though no confirmed reports have been yet published.


 


Thus, we have seen that side effects of avocado are not widespread and research is going on for its safe consumption. Till then, you can enjoy the fruit in food amount if you are not allergic to it.


 


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