Lentils are packed with high-quality fiber and protein and are therefore extremely healthy. Consumed almost daily in most Indian homes, these lentils are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber that help reduce bad cholesterol in the body. Their consumption also reduces the risk of heart disease. Lentils are of course good for health, but their excessive consumption can have a negative effect.
According to the Medicine Net report, consuming too many lentils can be harmful to health, especially the stomach. Let’s learn more:
Excessive lentils can directly affect your kidneys. It can cause kidney stones.
It can also cause stomach-related problems, including gas-related problems. Many people also develop acidity after eating lentils.
Eating a lot of lentils causes problems in detoxifying the body. Too much lentils don’t flush out the body’s toxins and this can be very harmful.
Lentils contain a lot of protein. Consuming a lot of protein results in weight gain. A lot of body weight can lead to many other diseases.
Consuming a lot of lentils can also lead to gut-related problems like indigestion, dehydration, fatigue, nausea, irritability, headaches and diarrhea.
If a person has gout, lentils and beans should not be consumed without consulting the doctor.
Excess of everything is bad. Healthy foods that are consumed in excess can also be harmful.
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