Almonds are among the most nutritious nuts. They provide a distinctive taste and crunch, and are served as a delicious snack. They’re packed with the most vital nutrients and offer great benefits.
However, eating too much of them can result in issues. Research provides insight into the potential adverse effects that almonds could cause.
Almonds are a great source of fiber. A one ounce of almonds (about 23 kernels) includes 3.5 grams of fiber. Although this is a good thing, but excessive intake of fiber can cause constipation as well as various other digestive issues if it’s not coupled with adequate water intake.
Other gastrointestinal symptoms that can be caused by excessive consumption of almonds (and their fiber) include gas, bloating stomach cramps, and diarrhea.
Almonds may cause Kidney stones: Almonds are rich in intestinal soluble oxalates. These are compounds that could cause renal failure and kidney stones. Research suggests that oxalates found in almonds are bioavailable to a large extent.
Effects of Almonds include;
- Can lead to Allergies
- May lead to vitamin E overdose
- May cause weight gain
How Many Almonds Can You Eat In A Day?
One ounce of almonds has 23 kernels. There isn’t any scientific evidence about the amount of almonds you should consume during the day to avoid adverse consequences. But there is anecdotal evidence that recommends limiting the amount you consume up to 10-15 almonds per day. It is best to soak the almonds overnight in order to make the fiber more bio-available.
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