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The risks of superfood

  1. Superfoods: there are a lot of them and they all have a different effect. Superfoods can be incredibly good for you, but for all of them, you shouldn't use too much of them. In addition to the beneficial effects that superfoods can have on your body, there are also all kinds of risks, these also differ per superfood.

What is superfood?

  1. There are a number of foods that contain a lot of healthy substances, such as vitamins or anti-oxidants. These foods are called superfoods. The best-known superfoods for most people are chia seeds, acai berry and goji berries. Superfoods can be eaten separately but can also be used, for example, during cooking or in juices. All superfoods can be very healthy if you consume them in moderation. For the use of superfoods it is useful to know what the possible side effects or risks may be.

Chia seed

  1. Chia seed is a well-known and versatile superfood. The seeds come from the plant Salvia Hispanica, a plant that grows in Central America. Chia seeds are high in vitamin B17, calcium, magnesium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids.

What are the risks of chia seeds?

  1. An important effect that chia seeds have on the body is that it has a blood thinning effect. If you are taking blood thinners, you have to be extremely careful when taking chia seeds. Having too many blood thinners in your body can lead to serious bleeding. If you consume large amounts of chia seeds for a longer period of time, you can become addicted to them, because the chia seeds contain a lot of stimulants.

Hemp seed

  1. Hemp seed comes from the hemp plant. Hemp seeds can be used well in all kinds of cold dishes. Hemp seed oil contains a lot of alpha-linolenic and linoleic acids. These are both essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce itself. These fatty acids have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels in the body. Hemp flour is gluten-free, so it can be used to prepare dough products for people who are allergic to gluten. Hemp seed also has a very high protein content.

What are the risks of hemp seed?

  1. The use of hemp seed can cause your body to produce fewer platelets, this ensures that your blood is diluted. So if you take blood thinners, it is not wise to use hemp seed without consulting a doctor.

Acai berry

  1. Acai berries are small berries grown in the rainforests of South America. Due to their sweet taste, acai berries are mainly used in fruit juices. Acai berries have a beneficial effect on fat burning and metabolism and ensure that you are less hungry. The berries also contain a lot of proteins, omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, antioxidants and phystosterols.

What are the risks of acai berries?

  1. In its pure form, acai berries have hardly any side effects. The berries do contain theobromine, this is a stimulant that has the same effect as caffeine, but milder. Excessive intake of this drug can cause palpitations or sleep problems. There is a possibility that people may have an allergic reaction when using acai berries.

Cocoa nibs

  1. Cocoa nibs are small pieces of dark chocolate. This chocolate does have a nice taste but contains much less sugar and milk. Cocoa nibs are very high in calcium, sodium, potassium, antioxidants and fiber. One of the antioxidants that is often found in cocoa nibs are flavonoids. Flavonoids have a very beneficial effect on the connective tissue and the vessels.

What are the risks of cocoa nibs?

  1. Especially when consuming a large amount of cocoa, unpleasant side effects can occur. Raw cocoa, for example, contains tannin, which makes your teeth discolour very quickly. Raw cocoa also contains oxalic acid, which binds to the calcium in your body and makes it less effective for calcium to be absorbed. Raw cocoa is very stressful for the liver, so if you no longer have optimal functioning of the liver, you really have to take this into account. Raw cocoa can also be addictive.

  2. Especially when consuming a large amount of cocoa, unpleasant side effects can occur. Raw cocoa, for example, contains tannin, which makes your teeth discolour very quickly. Raw cocoa also contains oxalic acid, which binds to the calcium in j



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