Who should avoid eating avocados?

By My Y   September 27, 2023 | 02:56 pm PT
Though generally a healthy fruit, avocados should be limited in consumption for certain groups of people, say health experts.

According to Dr. Huynh Tan Vu at the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, avocados are rich in nutrition, as they are a good source of carbohydrates, protein, potassium, fibers, vitamin B, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, carbohydrates.

Because of this, the fruit can improve eyesight, cardiovascular and digestive systems, as well as prevent osteoporosis and cancers.

However, those benefits do not necessarily mean people can eat the fruit for however much they want. Below are six types of people who are advised to limit or avoid eating this fruit.

Breastfeeding mothers

Consuming too many avocados may lead to a decreased milk production for breastfeeding mothers. Thus, this group of people is advised to limit their avocados intake.

Patients with intestine problems

Eating avocados may lead to dyspepsia, bloating, and diarrhea for these people.

To avoid those problems, people with intestine problems are suggested to eat a half of an avocado a day only.

Avocados are a good source of vitamins. Photo illustration by Freepik

Avocados are a good source of vitamins. Photo illustration by Freepik

People allergic to compounds in avocados

Those who are prone to allergy may suffer from symptoms including nausea, headaches, or suffocations after eating avocados, as their bodies’ allergy reactions.

People with liver problems

Avocados contain a high amount of collagen, which may harm liver cells if not being completely digested. Hence, it is necessary for those with liver problems to limit their avocado consumption.

People under medication treatment

Certain types of medications, for example anticoagulants or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may lose their effects when being consumed with and reacting to avocados.

Avocados may also increase the probability of side effects for those taking cholesterol-lowering drugs. People under medication treatment should consult with their doctors if they want to consume the fruit.

Obese patients, or people that want to lose weight

Avocados are rich in fats, so eating too much of this fruit may result in uncontrollable weight gain. Because of this, it is advised to reduce the amount of avocados in your daily meals if you are aiming to shed some excessive weight.

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