Here is a list of 10 ways in which consuming beets may harm us!
We all know that beetroots are loaded with antioxidants and various other nutrients. However, it may certainly surprise you to know that even these nutritional bombs may have a dark side. Read on to know about 10 ways in which consuming beetroot may harm us.
Redness of urine. Excessive consumption of beetroot may result in red or pink urine, which is also known as beeturia and common in individuals with low iron levels.
Renal stones. Beetroots are rich in oxalates, which can result in kidney stones. And, people with a history of kidney stones should avoid consuming these.
Rash. The allergic reaction to beetroot in certain individuals may result in hives, rash, itchiness, fever, and chills.
Reddish or blackish stools. Beetroot consumption may result in colored stools, which might seem similar to the condition where blood is present in the stool. While colored stool after beetroot consumption is not serious, however, the presence of blood in stool is a matter of concern and should be immediately discussed with the physician.
Dip in blood pressure. People with low blood pressure may experience a certain dip in blood pressure after consumption of beetroots and beet juice.
Stomach problems. People with GI disorder should avoid beets as it will otherwise lead to bloating, cramps, and flatulence. It is also high in nitrates and can result in stomach upset. People who are allergic to beetroot also complain of stomach cramps.
Shoots blood sugar. People with unstable blood sugar levels must avoid beets as these have a moderately high glycemic index.
Avoid during pregnancy. Presence of betaine, a compound present in beets, and nitrites may affect expecting mothers and even the fetus.
Cause gout. Beets contain high levels of oxalates and can contribute to the formation of gouts, which may cause extreme pain in the joints.
May harm the liver. Beets are rich in various metals such as copper, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Upon excessive consumption, these metals can accumulate in the liver and harm the liver and pancreas.