5 Reasons Why You Should Not Eat Figs In High Quantity
By: Kratika Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:10 AM
Figs or anjeer fruit grows on the tree of the same name. It belongs to mulberry and is native to the Middle East and Western Asia, but nowadays commercially cultivated in many regions of the world. They provide many health and beauty benefits due to the abundance of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and polyphenols, etc. However, there are also some side effects of overeating figs.
# Too Much Fiber Is Bad For Stomach
Dietary fibers in figs are natural laxatives that improve bowel movement, relieve constipation, and provide relief from digestive disorders such as abdominal pain gas bloating, and flatulence.
However, too many dietary fibers may cause diarrhea, poor absorption of nutrients, and digestive issues like intestinal gas intestinal blockage, and abdominal pain.Eat figs in moderation to avoid the risk.
# Increases Skin Sensitivity To Sun
Antioxidants and reliable compounds such as phytonutrients and polyphenols in fix protect our skin from free radical damage and reduce the risk of various signs of premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, and skin blemishes, etc.
However, figs are known to increase our skin’s sensitivity towards the sun. Because of this, our skin is more likely to suffer from UV rays damage caused by the skin.
# Increases The Risk Of Calcium Deficiency
Figs contain oxalates.In large quantities, oxalates may interfere with calcium absorption in the body and increase the risk of calcium deficiency.
Lack of calcium in our body may increase the risk of bone disorders such as osteoporosis and hypocalcemia, and give rise to poor memory, muscle spasms, hallucinations, numbness, depression, tingling sensation in hands, feet, and face.
# Can Cause Retinal, Rectal And Vaginal Bleeding
Figs have a warm tendency, and overconsuming them may increase the risk of retinal bleeding, rectal bleeding, and slight vaginal bleeding. It may even increase the risk of hemolytic anemia ( anemia caused by an abnormal breakdown of red blood corpuscles).
To avoid the risk, enjoy figs in moderation and if you experience any such symptoms, discontinue eating figs and consult a doctor.
# Lower Blood Sugar
Figs have a low glycemic index of 51 and slow down the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream.This prevents a sudden spike in blood sugar levels and helps in managing diabetes.Dietary fibers in figs slow down the rate at which sugar is absorbed by the bloodstream and keep blood sugar under control.
Even with this benefit, eat figs in moderation as otherwise they may drop blood sugar levels below the healthy range and cause symptoms like blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, sudden nervousness, excessive hunger, excessive sweating, and breathing difficulty, etc.