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11 possible negative side effects from avocado

Avocado seems to be the magical food that is recommended in almost every diet and for all types of people. That being said, there are some things about avocado that you should be aware of.

Here are 11 possible side effects you could encounter when eating avocado:

#1. Not good for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Avocado may seem like it’s good for every situation, but the truth is that it should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Avocado reduces milk production and has even been known to damage the mammary gland. Not to mention that babies’ stomachs are too sensitive to ingest avocado or its remnants.Take 1 Minute Quiz and Get Customized Meal & Workout Plan

#2. Possible weight gain

While they are the ‘healthy’ fats, if you eat too many avocados, you could find yourself packing on the pounds. They are actually very high in calories.

#3. Liver issues

Avocado contains two components called estragole and anethole, which can cause damage to your liver.

#4. Medication interactions

If you eat large quantities of avocado, it can actually interfere with the effectiveness of any anti-inflammatory medications that you’re taking. This is a big potential danger, because let’s face it, if you eat any avocado, chances are you’ll eat a lot!

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#5. Stomach issues

People with a particularly stomach, may find that when they eat avocado, they experience some discomfort. It is usually in the form of bloating or flatulence. So make sure to be careful about eating it before going on any dates!

#6. Allergies

There are very unfortunate people who may even experience an allergic reaction to the wonder that is avocado. If they do, they are likely to have symptoms like hives, swollen skin, eczema and itching.

#7. Latex intolerance

If you have a latex intolerance, then you should avoid avocado. Avocado is known to increase the level of serum lgE, which will heighten your sensitivity to avocado.

#8. Lowers HDL cholesterol

Although it is one of the good fats, avocado actually works against you when it comes to avocado. It lowers levels of HDL cholesterol, which is the good type that your body needs.

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#9. Blood thinner

In general, avocado works as a blood thinner, which if you’re not careful, can develop into a health issue. You need to be especially careful if you take any medications because avocado may interact negatively with them.

#10. Hypersensitivity

If you are a person with hypersensitivity, then avocado is another thing you should avoid. It has been shown to increase the effects and intensity of hypersensitivity.

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#11. High potassium

You do want to have potassium, but everything is all about the right amounts and balance. Avocados have a lot of potassium, which is perfect for when you’re trying to raise your levels, but make sure that you don’t consume too much!

We’re not saying that you need to stop eating your avocado toast for breakfast, just try to monitor how much you’re consuming.

Sticking to a healthy diet based on your health needs, allergies and preferences is a great idea, however when combined with a workout plan that meets your goals, it might bring you significant benefits. Better mood, stronger muscles and endurance are just some. Check out the 20 Minute Full Body Workout at Home below.

DISCLAIMER:

This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!

SOURCES:

  1. Are you eating too much avocado? (2018, today.com)
  2. All About Avocados (2018, webmd.com)
  3. Everything you need to know about avocado (2020, medicalnewstoday.com)
Laura VanTreese

Laura VanTreese

Hi! My name is Laura VanTreese. I am a professional nutritionist as well as personal trainer who has over 8 years of experience in the health and wellness world. I have worked in a variety of different settings as well as with a vast array of clientele. I worked primarily as a nutritionist in a public health setting working mainly with pregnant and postpartum women helping them to maintain a healthy lifestyle while juggling the new demands of motherhood. I've also worked for several years as a personal trainer and have helped numerous clients create a sustainable healthy lifestyle through manageable healthy eating habits and regular exercise routines. My main goal in life is to help others achieve their health and wellness goals and I'm so happy to have this platform to be able to do just that! :)

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