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Why some should be cautious about eating raspberries

Raspberries are almost pure health. Despite this, not everyone can consume them.
Raspberries are almost pure health. Despite this, not everyone can consume them.
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1 July 2024 14:23

Raspberries are not for everyone. This unfortunate truth should reach us before we make a colossal mistake with potentially unpleasant outcomes. See if you might belong to the people who should avoid eating raspberries.

Raspberries are wild fruits renowned for their incredible health benefits. They contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, a divine taste, antibacterial properties, and blood pressure-lowering effects. A perfect fruit? You could say that. However, as with roses and their thorns, raspberries have their issues. There are contraindications to eating raspberries, few but significant, which we should take seriously and consider whether we might be among those who need to forgo indulging in these delicious fruits.

Raspberries — contraindications

What if someone told you that eating raspberries could be harmful? The initial reaction to such a remark might be obvious: an ostentatious tap to the forehead. However, it's worth taking this information in stride because even very healthy food products can negatively affect the human body under certain conditions and circumstances.

The severe but short list of contraindications to eating raspberries starts with an allergy to these fruits. This allergy may manifest innocuously — such as a stomach ache and mild hives — but ignoring it can ultimately lead to conditions as severe as bronchial asthma.

In what other cases should we avoid consuming raspberries? For instance, when following a low-potassium diet recommended by doctors for individuals suffering from kidney diseases. Raspberries are rich in this mineral — both an advantage and a disadvantage.

Who should not eat raspberries?
Who should not eat raspberries?© Canva | Kereivis

People with histamine and fructose intolerance and those affected by so-called diverticula of the large intestine should also avoid raspberries. These are bulges in the colon's wall where tiny raspberry seeds can get trapped, potentially causing severe inflammation. This also applies to strawberries and figs. People with intestinal diverticula should exercise caution and consume these fruits only when properly strained!

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