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Fruits and vegetables make you sick (fake news)

Fruits and vegetables make you sick (fake news)

Fruits and vegetables are healthy foods. In Google News, however, was warned in an article on March 25, 2018 before fruit and vegetables. Actually, the article sounds like an amusing joke. But the first of April was yet to be published and Carnival was long over. So you have to assume that the authors actually mean what they write. Although most of our readers will see through fake news of this kind. As a precautionary measure, we would like to educate readers less knowledgeable in health issues about the cheap tricks that try to talk badly about healthy foods.

Beware of fake news: fruits and vegetables do not make you sick of course

The news portal news.de read on March 25, 2018: "Because healthy! Attention! THESE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ARE HARVEST ". Fruits and vegetables are "the key to health and well-being, according to nutritional experts." However, some fruit can "make you sick." Yes, "an insidious danger" is dormant in it, so that eating fruits and vegetables can do more harm than good. The first paragraph presents avocados, kiwis and bananas as food with lethal properties.

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Avocados, kiwis and bananas are a danger - but only for latex allergy sufferers

But after reading the headline, it becomes clear what is being played here. Because avocados, kiwis and bananas are really only problematic for those who suffer from a latex allergy. In that case, so-called cross-reactions with certain foods might occur whose proteins resemble those of the latex allergens.

However, in the case of the latex allergy, such cross-reactions can occur not only after avocados, kiwis and bananas, but also after the consumption of pineapple, chestnuts, figs, potatoes, mangoes, melons, papayas, passion fruit, peaches, spinach and tomatoes. Why are these foods not mentioned?

If you also want to warn allergy sufferers of their allergens, then you can confidently perform almost all foodstuffs on earth, as there will be hardly anything against which anyone anywhere in the world would have developed an allergy.

Bananas are highly dangerous - for people with severe kidney disease

But bananas are still highly dangerous for another reason, namely for the kidneys. Fortunately, it is mentioned that this only applies to kidney patients. Healthy people can already breathe easy and enjoy their daily banana.

For kidney patients, bananas are so highly toxic because they contain a lot of potassium - and you have to eat in low-calorie kidney failure finally.

But even with renal insufficiency, a low-potassium diet is needed only at an advanced stage. The problem here is therefore not the potassium and certainly not the banana, but the limited kidney function, which probably could develop in the first place, because for decades unhealthy, namely low-fruit and vegetable lived.

Apart from the fact that potassium is a very important mineral, without which in the organism almost nothing goes and a healthy diet is basically very rich in potassium, contain bananas with about 400 mg of potassium per 100 g not even excessive potassium. Apricots contain significantly more with 440 mg, dried fruits average 1200 mg, fennel 780 mg, spinach 660 mg, mushrooms 520 mg and so on. News.de warns against all these foods but not in this context.

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Cherries are deadly - but only if you chew the seeds

Cherries are deadly, is the next headline. Because cherry pits would contain a toxin called cyanide. So if you want to poison yourself with the help of cherries, you have to bite the seeds and chew them thoroughly before swallowing.

Have you ever tried to bite a cherry stone? It is by no means easy and most will lose a tooth rather than crack the cherry stone. No one will die from eating cherries, because even if you were to eat all the cherries with kernels, the kernels would reappear completely unchanged on the toilet. They are completely indigestible. It would have to be ground with a special mill to flour and take this spoonful to get into the deadly effect of cherries.

Grapefruit should not be eaten at high cholesterol - because of interactions with cholesterol-lowering

Finally, they warn against the good old grapefruit, namely, when you have a high cholesterol level.However, the problem here is not the grapefruit, but what people do when they have a high cholesterol level: swallow statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs).

This is because grapefruit can influence their effects, so that the medications work more powerfully than desired and, of course, have stronger side effects. The fact that grapefruit (especially the pink ones) would have an extremely positive effect on the cholesterol level - as an Israeli study of 60 patients had already shown in 2006 - is of course not mentioned at news.de...

Also, the question arises, why only the interaction with statins is pointed out. Because grapefruit and grapefruit juice should not be taken together with antihypertensives and heart medication (calcium channel blocker), just as with some immunosuppressants, sedatives, sleeping pills, analgesics, anticancer drugs, anti-allergic drugs, wormers, epilepsy drugs and not with cortisone and not with Viagra - only to name a small selection.

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Cabbage vegetables should be avoided in thyroid problems

"Kale, cauliflower, raw salad: Stay away from thyroid problems!" - so the last headline in the news.de fake news. Yes, one should "make a big bow" around these vegetables, they say. Cabbage varieties contained so-called goitrogens, substances that would inhibit thyroid hormone production. Patients with hypothyroidism should therefore "strip" cabbage from their diet.

However, cabbage vegetables are extremely healthy foods that protect against numerous diseases. They contain anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, so it would be extremely unhealthy to practice a diet without cabbage. We have already described in our cabbage article that the problem with goitrogenic substances is completely overrated.

Even soy products are described as goitrogen. On this topic, we have written a complete article explaining that not even soy is to be avoided in hypothyroidism, on the contrary, that a soy-containing plant-based diet helps the thyroid become healthy again.

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Said side advises in other articles also urgently from the consumption of chia seeds and goji berries. Goji berries are accused of high fruit sugar content and the fact that they u. U. may increase the effect of blood-thinning drugs. However, a high fructose content is nothing special with dried fruit and no problem. Fructose is questionable only in isolated form, z. B. in soft drinks or sweets. For the blood thinner issue, we have already elucidated in detail in our article on natural blood thinners.

Chia seeds are risky - because they are so high in calories

Chia seeds would swell up, which could lead to indigestion, so the warning. However, swelling power is one of the beneficial properties of chia seeds. It is also the swelling power that makes chia seeds so valuable gut-cleaning and digestive-promoting foods, of course only if you take them with enough liquid, what news.de maybe did not know...

Just like avocados, chia seeds are unbelievably high in calories, so the next allegation is that they should help you to avoid eating the two superfoods. Fortunately, the days when foods are judged by their calorie content are over. And since chia seeds are often eaten whole and swollen anyway as a digestive aid, you notice almost nothing of the calories.

Chewing chia seeds to get to the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, they deliver no more calories than nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and many other highly healthy foods with high nutrient and nutrient density, which is surprisingly not warned at news.de, Stop, almonds are of course warned.

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Almonds are poisonous - but only if they are bitter almonds

According to the news.de text "Beware, these healthy foods can be deadly" from August 2017 you should not eat almonds better, namely not when it comes to bitter almonds, although a photo of roasted sweet almonds is shown. Of the bitter almonds now one should consume no more than 50 to 60 pieces, otherwise it would become poisonous.

Already at the consumption of the first bitter almond however the desire for more vanishes, so the taste is awful. At most, people who suffer from a loss of taste, should be careful here and necessarily count.

It's funny that news.de does not present "the tastiest recipes for superfood cookies" four months later and warmly recommends chia cookies and goji berry bananas. The superfoods would make the cookies the purest "calcium and antioxidant boosters", which puts the credibility of the site to a severe test, especially since you should definitely avoid these superfoods.

Basically, there's nothing like sensationalism on sites like the one mentioned. This can easily increase the traffic and generate a lot of revenue with little effort. We hope you see through the strategy and do not be irritated.

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