Tomatoes are a part and parcel of our lives daily diet. They are part of our salads, soups veggies, curries and much more. But did you know that this seemingly harmless looking tomato can actually have serious side effects if consumed in excess? Yes this is true…Read on the article to know more about the serious side effects of eating tomatoes in excess.
1. Digestive Disorders
Since tomatoes are acidic in nature excess consumption of tomatoes results in increase of acid levels in the digestive system resulting in acidity which is also known as acid reflux which can even affect the esophagus and trigger a more serious ailment called heartburn.
2. Affects Immune Power
Excess consumption of tomatoes results in excess amount of the phytochemical lycopene which is present in tomatoes. This lycopene when present in excess reduces the body’s immunity and reduces the body’s efficiency to fight bacterial and fungal diseases.
3. Adverse Effect On The Prostate Gland
Excess amount of lycopene is found to adversely affect the prostate gland in males resulting in pain, difficulty in passing urine and even cancer in extreme cases.
4. Adverse Effect On Complexion
Excess consumption of tomatoes is found to adversely affect the complexion and makes it look darker.
5. Can Result In Kidney Stones
Tomatoes and its seeds contain calcium and oxalate which are not easily thrown out from the body. Therefore when you consume tomatoes in excess it results in deposition of calcium and oxalate, which ultimately results in kidney stones.
6. Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Consuming tomatoes in excess results in large amounts of lycopene which can result in irritable bowel syndrome resulting in abdominal pain and discomfort
7. Adversely Affects The Large Intestine
Consuming large amounts of tomatoes results in excess amounts of its seeds which will have a adverse effect on the large intestine. The seeds can hang onto the diverticula resulting in worst form of diverticulitis.
8. Skin Infections
9. Can Result In Body Pains
Excess consumption of tomatoes is also found to result in pains in the muscles, bones and head. In certain cases excess consumption of tomatoes can cause migraine.
10. Adversely Affect The Nose
11. Adversely Affect The Mouth
Excess consumption of tomatoes can result in food allergy thus adversely affecting the mouth. It can either make the mouth very dry or can also result in excess secretion of saliva thus causing discomfort.
12. Causes Diarrhea
13. Adversely Affects The Eyes And Lips
Excess consumption of tomatoes can result in adverse effects on the eyes and the lips. It can cause irritation in the eyes and can affect vision and it results in swelling of lips.
14. Adversely Affect The Cardiovascular System
Excess consumption of tomatoes can affect the heart as well and can result in increased palpitations and nervousness.
Excess consumption of tomatoes can affect concentration and the person may suffer from lack of concentration.