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Risk of consuming dates fruits in excess

Dates are beneficial because they contain a lot of fibre that help in slowing down the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream thereby preventing blood sugar spikes, which can cause Diabetes.

However, consuming too many dates at once might be harmful due to the abundance of some organic chemicals it contains which can harm the body when ingested beyond proportion or in excess. In this piece, I'll briefly educate you on the dangers of eating or consuming date fruits in excess according to WebMD.

1. issues with one's digestive system.

WebMD notes that the high fibre content of dates may actually have the opposite impact. Due to the high fibre content, eating too many dates could lead to digestive issues like constipation, bloating, gas, or diarrhoea.

2. it creates rashes on the skin.

Dates contain a high concentration of sulfites, which can lead to skin irritation if consumed often. Eating unripe or uncooked dates might also give you a rash.

3. It's a major contributor to excess weight.

Dates are a great source of fibre, but their high calorie content (about 2.8 calories per gramme) should be avoided if unwanted weight gain is a concern. Don't eat dates every day if you don't want to put on weight. If eaten often, dates may contribute to weight gain due to their 2.8 kcal/g calorie density, as reported by healthline.

4. May Trigger Hyperkalemia.

Hyperkalemia is characterised by abnormally high potassium levels in the blood. Due to the high potassium content, eating too many dates might cause this condition. Therefore, those who have hyperkalemia should refrain from eating dates.

5. Dentition deterioration, to be precise.

Too many dates in one sitting could lead to tooth decay due to their high sugar and glucose content. Dates contain two compounds that have been associated with tooth decay. Therefore, after each meal, you should rinse your mouth with warm saline (salt dissolved in water). It's the best way to prevent falling into disrepair.

6. Increase your sugar levels in the blood.

Several studies have shown that dates are an excellent source of natural sugars such glucose, fructose, & sucrose. They are much more dangerous for diabetics due to their high glycemic index of 103.

Though dates are good for you in many ways, eating too many at once could have unintended consequences. Too many dates can cause adverse reactions (more than 10 dates a day).

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