The Side Effects Of Eating Too Much Avocado – Is It Really Healthy?

The avocado tree, from the family Lauraceae has one of the most popular fruits among nutrition and fitness enthusiasts: the avocado.

The trees are usually cultivated in countries with Tropical or Mediterranean climates, and there are several species available, different in size, texture and taste.

Plenty of research has shown the many beneficial properties and monosaturated fats this fruit offers for our health and beauty. Keto diet enthusiasts, bodybuilders, influencers, fans of tropical cuisine and more, enjoy eating avocados as often as they can. Too much can also bring unwanted side effects!

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Avocadoes are delicious and healthy

In a recent interview for, dietician Toby Smithson said that although avocadoes contain healthy fats, are cholesterol-free and help increase good cholesterol levels, when eating too many avocadoes daily, we could get some negative side effects.

Side effects from eating too many avocadoes

Not only are avocadoes healthy, but they are also very delicious and easy to combine with other ingredients. This is why its popularity has only been increasing.

However, here are some unwanted consequences if you eat too many avocadoes: headaches, IBD (irritable bowel syndrome), allergic reactions, weight gain and even drug interference.

Those who already suffer from headaches can even experience heavy migraines because of the tyrosine levels inside an avocado, and those with a sensitive bowel should try to limit their avocado intake.

The fruit also has a laxative effect, and thus it can cause abdominal pain and bowel movements.

Many people can also be allergic to food and not know it because they have mild allergic reactions such as itchy mouth, tongue or throat.

The levels of vitamin K are also high in avocadoes, and overeating this fruit could be problematic for those who take medication against blood clotting.

Eating healthy can also mean gaining weight

One avocado fruit has around 322 calories, and this means that eating more than one daily can cause weight gain. Although healthy, high in calories food can also contribute to weight gain.

Elizabeth G. Cole
Elizabeth used to be an English teacher, but she left her old job so she could raise her children and get more involved with saving the environment. She is passionate about the Planet and loves to cover this topic, but also enjoys to write about family and children activities.