May 2023

Side Effects Of Overeating Dry Fruits 

Dry fruits are generally considered healthy given the plethora of health benefits they offer. However, as the saying goes, excess of anything is bad, and overeating dry fruits can cause a number of health complications. Here are a few of them.  

Dry fruits are excellent healthy snacks given their impressive fibre and protein content. However, they are also rich in calories and their overconsumption can cause weight gain. 

Weight Gain

Digestive Issues 

Dry fruits contain compounds called phytates and tannins which can cause digestive issues if consumed in excess. They can make you feel bloated, and gassy or even cause diarrhoea due to their high-fat content. 

Allergic Reactions 

Industry-processed dry fruits contain sulphite-rich preservatives that can trigger a variety of allergic reactions ranging from skin rash and stomach cramps to asthma. 

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Being rich in protein and fat, dry fruits activate the oil gland in the skin, especially around the face. Overeating dry fruits leads to excess sebum production which clogs pores and subsequently increases the occurrence of acne.  


Disturb Metabolism  

Dry fruits and nuts have a heat-producing effect on the body due to their high calorific value. Binging on them leads to unregulated heat in the body which is detrimental to metabolic enzymes.  

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Tooth Decay  

There are two ways dry fruits can contribute to tooth decay. One is their sticky texture while the other is their high sugar content. 

Medicine Interference  

Some dried fruits, such as raisins and prunes, contain high levels of vitamin K, which can interfere with blood-thinning medications. Their overconsumption can increase the risk of bleeding and other complications in people taking these medications.