Mangoes are known as the ‘King of fruits’ and people wait to savor the delightful fruit every season. However, several stomach infections can be caused by the fruit due to contamination with damaging bacteria or other viruses. Health experts say that mangoes exposed to unhygienic handling processes during harvesting, dispensation, or transportation, contaminated water, and fecal matter of animals can be infected with bacteria such as Salmonella or E. coli.
Mangoes can also be contaminated if they are kept or stored with other adulterated raw meat or poultry. These days many kinds of chemicals are used to ripen mangoes prematurely, which can lead to greater harm to the body as they do not go off even after washing the fruit. Therefore, experts advise that mangoes should be consumed in moderation.
Infections can be caused by contaminated or excessive intake of mangoes
Allergy is one of the common infections that can be caused by contaminated or excessive intake of mangoes. Mangoes can be injurious for people who have latex allergies, particularly if an individual is susceptible to synthetic substances as proteins found in mangoes are similar to latex and can lead to uneasiness for latex allergic people. Mangoes can increase blood sugar levels as they are rich in natural sugar. In the case of diabetes and other lifestyle issues, natural sugars can act like regular sugar. Therefore, the fruit should be eaten in moderation.
High blood sugar levels, high levels of triglycerides, bloating, and other gastrointestinal disorders such as indigestion, diarrhoea, and stomach pain can be caused by excessive intake of mangoes. Some people also have allergies to tropical fruits and can develop throat pain. Mangoes have high fiber content that can lead to compromised digestion. Excessive mango intake can lead to stomach upset or diarrhoea.
Eating mangoes at night can affect the digestive system. Thus, mangoes should be eaten after breakfast or in the afternoon after lunch. Excessive mango intake can shoot up body weight, so it should be eaten in a limited amount. Mangoes can cause pimples and acne due to their warming effect on the body.