7 Natural Products That Can Be Harmful To You

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Though natural products or goods are far more better than processed products, it doesn’t necessary mean that they are harmless. Because the reverse is usually the case especially when it is taken in large quantities. 

To help us get more enlightenment on this, here are 7 Natural Products That Can Be Harmful To You.

7. Salt

7 Natural Products That Can Be Harmful To You.

Salt is natural, and too much of it can cause dehydration and increase your blood pressure dangerously.

6. Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be harmful to you

Mushrooms are natural, However, some of them can give you vivid hallucinations, and some of them can kill you in horrible, prolonged ways, especially the wild ones. 

5. White Rice

White rice can cause diabetes

Why white rice may impact diabetes risk isn’t clear, but studies have shown that it may have to do with the food’s high score on the glycemic index (GI) — a measurement of how foods affect blood sugar levels — meaning that it can cause spikes in blood sugar. Thereby Increasing your chances of contracting Diabetes. But only when Consumed in large quantities of a regular basis. 

4. Tobacco

Tobacco is harmful

While smoking tobacco is well known to lead to lung or throat cancer, the leaves also contain nicotine which is highly addictive and could kill you when consumed in large quantities. 

3. Aloe vera

Aloe Vera causes diarrhea

Applying aloe vera gel is considered safe, but consuming the unprocessed juice extracted from it can cause several side effects like diarrhea, cramps and dehydrationl, untimately leading to major health risks.

2 . Kolanut

Kolanut is harmful

Consuming large quantities of kolanut on  a regular basis increases the caffeine in our body system which ultimately causes insomia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and respiration.

1. Palm oil

Palm oil increases risks of heart disease

A diet high in saturated fat increases your risk of heart disease as it encourages the buildup of plaque in your arterial walls. Each tablespoon of palm oil contains 7 grams of saturated fat — that’s almost half the daily limit in a 2,000-calorie diet. If you’re consuming palm oil in addition to other saturated fat sources — like dairy, meat and processed foods — you might exceed your limit. 

Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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