5 Fatal Fruits
These little red spheres are sweet and fun to eat. In a 154 g serving there you’ll likely to find 11% of your daily intake of dietary fiber, 21% of your daily dose of vitamin A and 22% of your daily dose of vitamin C. But let’s be honest, when was the last time you only had 154 g of cherries? If you’re like us, never! And after enjoying your favorite botanical, all hope for that will likely be lost.
The things to watch out for come as a result of too much of a good thing. Your body needs about 38 g of fiber to ensure good gut health. Excessive amounts of fiber lead to constipation, and with something as delicious as cherries, it won’t be hard to eat enough to reach that point. The second thing is quercetin, which in small amounts offers great health benefits such as prevention of heart disease and cancer prevention! In excess, it can lead to upset stomach and trigger nausea and vomiting.
Beneath the brown fuzzy skin of this fruit lies a sweet green flesh that’s hard not to love. It’s sweet and exotic flavor stimulate your taste buds while the colours hidden inside the fruit practically beg you to eat it. Each serving of 140 g yields 9% of your daily folate intake, 10% of you daily vitamin E intake and a 196% of your daily vitamin C intake!
So what happens when you eat way too much of this fruit? Many of you out there might be fine, but there are some of you (probably more than you’d expect) who might have a mild allergy to kiwi! This usually manifests as a burning, tingling or itching on your mouth, tongue, or lips, swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips, or throat, hives, nausea or vomiting. In severe cases the allergic reaction can be anaphylaxis, which is a fancy way of saying your throat will swell shut. In many cases, the allergic reaction is mild but the fruit is classified as a potential allergen so be wary if your tongue starts to feel a little tingly.
Few don’t love this wonderful fruit, be it as a snack or a house for a yellow guy under the sea. After or even during a session with your favorite vaporizer, pineapple is a sweet and delicious treat that can provide you with 9% of your daily dose of thiamin and vitamin B6 as well as 111% of your daily intake of vitamin C in a 1 cup serving.
Pineapple also contains bromelain. What’s that? It’s a group of enzymes with one directive: break down protein in meat and flesh. That also includes just about everything in your mouth, so as you eat more and more of it, more of the enzyme is introduced into your mouth and more of the proteins in your mouth are broken down. This can lead to a whole host of feelings in your mouth such as tingling, burning, rawness, numbness, stinging or even bleeding on your lips. These symptoms are alleviated with time but they’re unpleasant none the less.
A single 154 g serving of watermelon provides 5% of your daily dose of potassium, 18% of your daily dose of vitamin A and 21% of your daily dose of vitamin C. Beyond that, it’s delicious and super refreshing in the summertime. They’re also usually twice the size of a human head, so it’s easy to eat more than you probably should, but what would happen if you overindulged?
Lycopene, which is found in watermelon, is considered safe and even beneficial for humans, but that’s of course in reasonable doses. In this case, that dose is under 30 mg. Over that you’re looking at a whole mess of gastro intestinal issues including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion and bloating.
Dates are delicious. If this seems like a secret to you, just head over to your grocery store and buy some. Once you’ve tried them you’ll probably agree with us as they taste like, and are advertised as, Mother Nature’s candy. This can be very dangerous because they’re small enough to pop in your mouth one at a time like a chip while you forget how many you’ve actually eaten.
One 140 gram serving contains approximately 391 calories! As you pop more of Mother Nature’s candy in your mouth, you’ll be packing calories into your mouth that you’re likely not prepared to work off. This same serving also has a whopping 91 grams of sugar. That kind of sugar is a nightmare for a diabetic but a dream for a dentist! Tooth decay is a very real problem because of how easily dates can stick to your teeth. Lastly, some people have an intolerance to fructose. Consumption of too much fructose can cause these individuals gas, bloating and diarrhea. With the amount of fructose in this snack, eating enough to cause a bad reaction is all too easy and the results are very unpleasant. Some of us here at Toronto V can sadly attest to that fact.
The point here is that everything here is good in moderation. Portion control only seems like a laughing matter until your lips are bleeding or you’re locked in the bathroom for a few hours. None of the symptoms we’ve discussed in this post are fun to experience, so make sure to keep yourself in check and set out portions of these fruits to eat before you vaporize to avoid these calamities.
Thanks for reading and as always, keep vapin’! 😉