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3 Medical Problems That Can Be Caused By Eating Kola Nut

Kola Nut is one of the most significant nut in this part of the world; Nigeria to be precise. The nut comes from the kola tree which is found in the rainforests of Africa. Kola Nut is very good not only because of the numerous ethnic benefits and significance but because of the health benefits linked to consumption of this nut.

While it is a good nut, there are some side effects or negative effects of consuming this nut. In essence, there are certain medical problems eating kola nut might cause or worsen for an individual, so in this article, we are going to have a look at some of the medical problems caused by eating kola nut. Just sit tight and enjoy this article whilst learning something new.

What Are The Medical Problems Eating Kola Nut Can Cause?

1. Elevated Blood Pressure; this is one of the negative effects of this nut. This is because the active ingredients in kola nut are stimulant to the body and as such can raise blood pressure. If you are hypertensive or having issues with high blood pressure, make sure you consult your doctor before attempting to eat kola nut or use any product that has to do with kola nut, so you don't worsen your condition or complicate your issues.

2. Kola Nuts contain Caffeine; this is one of the side effects of consuming kola nuts. This is because eating kola nut can cause insomnia or sleeplessness in anyone actively eating the nut and this is quite dangerous for people suffering from health problems like diabetes, heart related problems and generally unhealthy for even people who are totally free from any chronic disease. If you are the type of person that always eats kola nut, then it's advisable for you to cut down on its consumption to avoid developing a more serious health problem due to persistent sleeplessness.

3. Shakiness; this is another negative effect of consuming kola nut. Kola Nut can affect the central nervous system and as such, constant consumption of kola nut can lead to shakiness, tremors and anxiousness. It is for this reason that people having issues with shakiness and anxiety are advised not to even consume kola nut nor use any product that contains any kola nut ingredient.

4. Nausea; kola nut is healthy but overeating it can have adverse effects on the human body. One of the adverse effects of consuming kola nut excessively is, stomach upset. Some people experience stomach pain and disturbances because of the increased production of stomach acids which kola nut might cause.

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Source: Medical News Today

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