Fruit is widely known as a source of fiber and vitamins that are good for the body. In fact, many suggestions that half a meal should be filled with vegetables and fruit.
However, consuming too much fruit is also not good for health, because there are side effects. What’s that?
“There are definitely side effects. Anything in excess is not good,” said a clinical nutrition specialist, dr. Diana Felicia Suganda, M.Kes, Sp.GK, a few days ago, as written by Himedik.com.
“First, the fruit contains a lot of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. If you have too much fiber, it can make your stomach bloated,” explained doctor Diana.
“Even though the body has enough fiber, if the water intake is lacking, the body can actually become constipated or have difficulty defecating (BAB). Because the stool becomes denser, so it becomes difficult to get out, you have to push more,” he continued.
“(So) Everything must be moderate. Everything is in accordance with the portion,” the doctor ordered.
Moreover, eating too much fruit also has the potential to cause people to lack other nutrients, especially protein. Doctor Diana explained that as fiber, fruit provides a feeling of fullness for longer.
Accordingly, if you eat too much fruit, someone may be reluctant to eat other foods. But keep in mind, the human body not only needs fiber as an energy source, but also carbohydrates, protein and fat.
“No matter how much you want to eat fruit until you are full, it will definitely not reach your calorie needs per day. Eating at least only includes 800-900 calories, not enough for daily needs. So, the impact can be weak, because there is no incoming protein, also a little fat,” he explained.
Doctor Diana also advised to consume enough fruit 3-5 types per day. He also recommends choosing fruits with various colors, so that the vitamins and minerals you get are also varied.