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Eating Lychee can be life-threatening! Know the ways to avoid the poison hidden in this red juicy fruit


Litchi, a red coloured juicy fruit available in summer season, is a healthy fruit along with being tasty. Although its nature is hot, but due to the presence of vitamins and nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, it is considered an excellent fruit to avoid the problems occurring in summer season.

But litchi is also associated with a deadly harm. According to the report of the National Institute of Health, a toxin called methylene cyclopropyl-glycine is found in litchi. According to media reports, cases of children dying after eating litchi have been reported continuously in Bihar since 1995. In the areas of North India, it is also known as Chamki fever. Let us tell you that by taking some precautions, the harm caused by litchi can be avoided. 

How does eating litchi lead to death?

The toxin methylene cyclopropyl-glycine (MCPG) found in litchis causes a deadly disease called encephalitis. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, encephalitis is an inflammation of brain tissue caused by an infection or autoimmune reaction. In this, the brain swells, leading to headaches, stiff neck, and seizures.

Eating litchi on empty stomach is dangerous

Litchi should never be consumed on an empty stomach or in large quantities. Doing so causes the sugar level of the body to decrease rapidly due to the toxins present in this fruit . Apart from this, there is also a risk of vomiting, seizure, coma and death of the patient.

How much litchi should one eat in a day

Eating 6-7 litchis a day is beneficial for health. But if you are taking medicine for any disease, then before eating litchi, definitely consult your doctor about its quantity.

How to avoid the harm of litchi

The best way to avoid the harm of litchi is to eat it in controlled quantities. Keep in mind that the litchi you are eating should be fully ripe. Also, do not consume this fruit during fasting or on an empty stomach.

Disclaimer: Dear reader, thank you for reading this news. This news has been written only to make you aware. We have taken the help of home remedies and general information in writing this. If you read anything related to your health anywhere, then definitely consult a doctor before adopting it.

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