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Thursday, July 18, 2013

The adverse effects of overuse almonds

Almonds are a delicious and healthy food suitable for breakfast, eating while on the road or in the afternoon, when hunger again "spoke to." These nuts can be added to salads or other dishes. Small amounts of almonds are recommended for most diets, but consumption of too many of them can cause some side effects. Here they are:

1. Weight gain. Eating more almonds can cause weight gain. The recommended serving is about 30 g, for these nuts are high in fat and calories. With 30 grams are 168 calories and 14 grams of fat. For this reason, you can upload a pound if you add only 500 calories every day for a week. Although the fat in almonds are healthy, that does not mean that it is not fattening.

2. Interactions with medications. In almonds contain much manganese. In 30 g almonds has 0.6 milligrams of this item. The human body needs between 1.8 and 2.3 milligrams of manganese per day to function properly. However, if you eat a lot of almonds, this can cause drug interactions. Large amounts of manganese in the blood can affect you badly if you drink antibiotics or medicines for blood pressure. 

3. Oversaturation on the body with vitamin E. Almonds contain vitamin E, which has antioxidant activity. With 30 grams of nuts contains 7.4 milligrams of the vitamin. This is approximately half of the required daily dosage. Your body may be oversaturated with vitamin E, but if almonds, eat and products such as eggs, spinach and whole grains. This can lead to a state of drowsiness, blurred vision, headache, diarrhea and flatulence.

4. Gastrointestinal problems. 30 g almonds contains 3.5 grams of fiber. However, the consumption of too many nuts can lead to bloating and constipation. If you love to eat more almonds must drink water with them, to help your body cope with the intake of fiber.