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Beware of these Side Effects of Dragon Fruit

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Dragon Fruit

The dragon fruit, also called as pitaya in India, is a pink-colored fruit with a taste similar to watermelon and kiwi. The fruit is grown all throughout the world, although it is mostly produced in America and South Asia. Calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, phosphorus, carbs, and many other important nutrients are abundant in the dragon fruit. The immune system is boosted by these nutrients.

The fruit possesses many benefits but let's take a closer look at the side effects of dragon fruit:

Stomach issues:

Eating dragon fruit on a regular and reasonable basis is really beneficial to our stomach and helps to keep our digestive system in good shape. The nutritional fibers found in dragon fruit function as a natural diuretic, which means they help us defecate more frequently and ensure a smooth exit of stool from our bodies.

Despite the fact that dietary fibers are beneficial to our digestive health and give various advantages, dragon fruit should be consumed in moderation. This is because excessive dietary fiber consumption has been linked to health issues such as inadequate nutrition absorption by the intestines, intestinal gas, intestinal obstruction, stomach discomfort, and flatulence, among others.

Pee with a reddish colour

Red dragon fruit can cause your pee to become pink or red if you consume enough of it. This symptom appears to be far more serious than it is. If you consume a lot of beets, something similar can happen. When the fruit is no longer in your system, your urine should return to its usual colour.

Antioxidants in excess are harmful

Dragon fruit is high in antioxidants such as vitamin C and other antioxidant components such as phytonutrients, polyphenols, and carotenoids, among others, which have a variety of health advantages.

However, excessive dragon fruit eating can result in an overabundance of antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, which can contribute to lung cancer. A higher vitamin E consumption also raises the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Allergic reactions

This fruit has a variety of health and cosmetic advantages that may be obtained simply by including it in one's diet. However, not everyone can make use of these advantages in the same way. This is due to the fact that certain people are allergic to dragon fruit and should avoid it as much as possible. It makes no sense to consume dragon fruit if you are sensitive to it since it might cause allergic reactions such as swollen lips and tongue, itchy throat, burning feeling in the throat, and so on.

Hypotension

While dragon fruit is known to help with high blood pressure and hypertension, eating too much of the fruit can produce an increase in potassium in the system, which can lead to hypotension. Hypotension occurs when blood pressure falls below normal levels, causing symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, tiredness, depression, and loss of consciousness. If you have previously been diagnosed with hypotension, you should avoid using this supplement.

Bottom Line

Intake of any food related item in excess is bad for the body, Consume within limits!

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