Durian is known as “King of Fruits” is considered a popular fruit that sells forever. (During May – Jun) that provide both nutritional value And high energy. They are rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and many minerals. Such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium, although they are of high nutritional value. Helps to relieve colic, nourish energy and add warmth to the body. But consuming excessive amounts of durian can also have negative health effects.
Why is eating durian so heat?
Have you ever wondered why it is simply “heat” this is because durian has a hot effect? When eating too much Thus causing the symptoms of heat in. Or have a fever Therefore has advice from the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. That should drink herbal water that has a cooling effect. To reduce heat and balance the body such as coconut water, watermelon juice, pandan juice and Yanang juice. Or to eat fruit that has a cooling effect like mangosteen. Known as “Queen of Fruits” as well, which by eating together helps keep the body in balance. And can help reduce body heat
Why should you not eat durian with alcoholic beverages?
Eating durian along with alcoholic beverages should not be overlooked. Although not as dangerous to death as is understood, Dr. Daruneewan Varodom Wichit, Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital explains that eating durian together with drinking has a negative effect on the body as follows:
- The process of destroying alcohol is incomplete.
Research data shows that sulfur or sulfur compounds that are high in durian can inhibit aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) enzyme, resulting in incomplete process of alcohol destruction in the body.
As a result, a congestion of an intermediate such as acetaldehyde can lead to unwanted symptoms such as flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, rapid breathing. However, in some cases with a severe reaction it can lead to shortness of breath, heart failure and death.
- The body has high energy. Elevated blood sugar
Because durian is a fruit that provides high energy. 100 grams of durian pulp provides 150-160 calories, while alcoholic beverages are also high in energy. And absorbed quickly as well, 1 gram of alcohol provides 7 calories, compared to 4 calories per gram of carbohydrates and protein. And fat provides 9 calories per gram of energy.
Eating durian along with alcohol can help the body get high energy quickly. The body will digest food to create more heat. Elevated blood sugar And drinking alcohol has a diuretic effect as well. Causing the body to have dehydration Especially those with an underlying condition such as diabetes or taking certain medications such as diuretics may induce dehydration. Abnormal high blood sugar and mineral salts.
How to eat durian for good health
If you want to eat durian with proper benefits and nutritional value Dr. Sarawut Boonsuk, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Health It is suggested that you should not eat more than 2 durian tablets a day. And reduce the food group of rice flour Dessert for a meal of 520 – 780 kcal of durian, which is equivalent to eating 2 chicken rice dishes, or the equivalent of eating two meals.
Also, people with medical conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure , high blood should be cautious about eating fruit than people in general. By eating less than normal and less frequently because eating a lot of durian or eating more often can affect the sugar and blood fat content of the patient.