How Fruits And Vegetables Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

March 15, 2018

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When you think of healthy food choice nearly always on the top of the list are fruits and vegetables.  After all, many of us don't eat enough of them.  But there are certain times where are fibrous friends can endanger our health. For instance, grapefruit juice is loaded with vitamin C and potassium but can cause statin drugs to be less effective in controlling your high blood pressure or arrhythmia. Cherries can be a problem if you swallow the seeds.  They contain a chemical compound based on the poison cyanide. Ingesting one or two freshly crushed cherry pits could be dangerous which can cause fever, headaches, falling blood pressure and, in extreme cases, death.  The same holds true for apricot, peach and plum seeds (kernels). Eating more than three small, raw apricot kernels or less than half of one large kernel, can be a serious health risk. People who are sensitive to latex can also have an allergic reaction to avocado and kiwi fruit. The proteins of these fruits are very similar to the sap of eh rubber tree so it's best to avoid them. Avoid very large quantities of bananas if you’ve had kidney problems, as they contain the mineral potassium. Kidneys that don’t function normally can allow potassium to build up, potentially triggering hyperkalemia, which causes nausea, a slower pulse and an irregular heartbeat.  Leafy vegetables such as sprouts and spinach should be avoided if you are taking an anticoagulant drug. Because these vegetables contain high levels of vitamin K, which is needed to clot blood and anticoagulants are trying to prevent blood from clotting. Cranberry juice contains salicylic acid, a key ingredient in aspirin, so reduce the amount you drink if you take aspirin regularly as your blood may become too thin. As always, consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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