3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Eating Groundnut Regularly

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According to an article written by healthline, groundnut contains protein, fat and other nutrients which are needed by the body.

People usually eat groundnut either boiled, roasted or fried.

It is important to know that eating groundnuts everyday is not advisable, because of some side effects to the body.

This article will look at 3 reasons why you should avoid eating groundnut regularly. They include the following:

1. Aflatoxin poisoning

There are times that groundnuts may be infected with a type of mold, that produces aflatoxin.

When you are infected with aflatoxin, you may notice loss of appetite and jaundice which may be a sign of liver problem.

It is important to know that when aflatoxin poisoning becomes too much, it can cause liver failure.

You can prevent aflatoxin contamination by drying groundnuts very well, and making sure the temperature is low when storing them.

2. Anti-nutrients

Groundnuts contains some anti-nutrients, which can reduce the way your body takes in other nutrients.

Phytic acid is an example of anti-nutrients found in groundnut, and it reduces your body’s intake of iron and zinc.

3. Allergic reaction caused by groundnut

There are people who may be allergic to groundnut and it may be dangerous.

According to a research, groundnut are sometimes said to be the most severe allergen. It is advisable that people who are allergic to groundnut should avoid eating groundnut, and any product made from it.

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Flora Mitumba
Flora Mitumba
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