3 Surprising Bad Things That Can Happen To You If You Eat Too Many Nuts

We know that nuts are very healthy and are particularly associated with heart health, the reduction of the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and the fight against cancer, but how much nuts can we consume in fact?

No matter how healthy the nuts are, we can become addicted to them, and most of us do not adhere to the recommended daily amount of only one hand a day.

It is roughly 24 almonds, 18 Indian nuts, 14 walnuts or  8 Brazil nuts.

The problem with the larger amount is that it may adversely affect our health.

Here’s how:

1. Fast weight gain
Numerous studies confirm that nuts help in losing weight, but there is a warning associated with their consumption at the same time.

Nuts help in losing weight, but only if consumed in the recommended daily amount. If you eat more than the recommended amount, they have the opposite effect.

Nuts are quite high in calories.

 2. Problems with digestion
If you feel “bloated” after consuming nuts, you’re not alone. Bloating is common as a result of the components called phytates and tannins that hinder digestion in the stomach.

This happens naturally as a defense mechanism of the plants. If an animal consumes them, they hardly pass through the digestive system of the animal, in order to be able to grow again after they leave the system. Unfortunately, the same thing happens in humans.

In order to avoid it, it is important to eat the prescribed amount.

3. Hair loss, brittle nails, bad breath, sore muscles and joints
All these things are symptoms of selenium poisoning -- a rare but serious condition that can occur as a result of consuming large amounts of nuts.

A meal of these fruits has 10 times the recommended dose of selenium, which is 55 micrograms.

Nuts are so high in selenium, that some nutritionists recommend to consume only 4 nuts a day and not every day.