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Side effects of eating nuts

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Although peanuts are a nutritious food rich in protein healthy fats fiber vitamins and minerals they have some potential side effects

Although peanuts are a nutritious food rich in protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals, they have some potential side effects. It is important to be aware of these side effects, especially for those with allergies.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, peanut allergy in children has increased 21% since 2010, and about 2.5 percent of U.S. youth may be allergic to peanuts. Know some possible side effects of eating peanuts-

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1. allergy
According to the Mayo Clinic, there is an allergy called peanut allergy. Some may be allergic to peanuts. Even small amounts of peanuts can cause reactions. It can cause severe reactions ranging from mild symptoms such as hives and itching to severe anaphylaxis. So if people have such allergy problem they should stay away from Chinese nuts.

2. Digestive problems
According to ScienceDirect, fat content ranges from 44-56% and consists mostly of mono- and polyunsaturated fats, most of which are composed of oleic and linoleic acids. Peanuts are high in fiber, which can be beneficial for digestion. However, eating too much peanuts can cause digestive problems like gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation in some people.

3. weight gain
Although peanuts are nutritious, they are also high in calories due to their high fat content. Eating large amounts of peanuts without eating in moderation can contribute to weight gain, especially if not balanced with other foods and regular physical activity.

4. Possible effects on blood sugar
Although peanuts have a relatively low glycemic index (GI), meaning they don’t cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, eating large amounts of sweet or flavored peanut foods, such as peanut butter or sugary peanut snacks, can contribute to blood sugar spikes. Especially for people with diabetes.

5. May damage the kidneys
Peanuts contain oxalates, a naturally occurring compound that can form crystals. It may contribute to the formation of kidney stones in susceptible individuals. If you are at risk of kidney stones, it is best to avoid eating high-oxalate-rich foods such as peanuts.

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