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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Eating litchi on an empty stomach can be dangerous for health


Many fruits are available in the market during the summer season. Most of the fruits available in this season are juicy. Litchi is a sweet and juicy fruit of summer. Eating litchi in summer is beneficial for health. But, it is important to know the right time and method of eating litchi in summer. If you eat in the wrong way and at the wrong time, it can be harmful to your health. According to experts, litchi should not be eaten on an empty stomach.

Eating litchi on empty stomach is dangerous for health

  • Litchi contains compounds called hypoglycin A and methylene cyclopropyl glycine. These help in the process of glucose formation in the body.
  • If you have not eaten anything since night, then your blood sugar level will be lower than before, in such a situation, if you eat litchi in large quantities on an empty stomach, then the blood sugar level can fall even further, so avoid eating litchi on an empty stomach.
  • Both these compounds are present in higher quantities in raw litchis and lower quantities in ripe litchis.
  • In such a situation, eating ripe litchi does not cause any harm to the body.
  • Litchi contains plenty of water. Eating it in summer does not cause dehydration.

How to eat litchi?

  • Litchi is hot so soak it in water for 1 to 2 hours before eating.
  • Many times there are insects around litchi, hence while eating litchi, one should check it carefully before eating it.
  • Wash litchi thoroughly before eating it.
  • Litchi should never be eaten on an empty stomach or late at night.
  • Do not eat green or raw litchi.
  • Litchi should not be eaten in large quantities. You can eat 7 to 8 litchis in a day.
  • Since litchi is the size of a gram, children should not be given 3 to 4 litchis at a time.

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