Diwali and dry fruit have a lot in common! If we asked you to identify a common product that is given out during Diwali as part of an assortment of sweets or as snacks to guests, what would you choose? The answer is dry fruits! Diwali is the time of year when the house is filled with dried foods and sugar. This is also the reason we consume a bit more during this time of year. However, you must be aware of adverse side effects that can result from excessive consumption of dry fruits.

Cured Care reached out to Roopshree Jaiswal, Consultant – Dietitian/Nutritionist, Motherhood Hospitals, Mechanic Nagar, Indore, to find out what can happen if you overeat nuts.

We all know nuts are incredibly healthful and are a popular snack, particularly in the winter, according to Jaiswal. In reality, dried fruit is associated with healthy heart health as well as losing weight. However, that doesn’t mean you can eat too much of these fruits and not suffer any consequences. Although grabbing the handful of dried fruits every now and then won’t do you many harms, doing it repeatedly can lead to problems.”

Nuts are a vital element of healthy diet.
Nuts are a vital element of healthy diet. 

Here are five reasons nuts should be consumed within an appropriate amount:

1. Digestive ailments

Nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts and pistachios are appreciated for their proteins and fats. However, feeling full or gassy are a few frequent symptoms that are associated when you eat a lot of nuts. According to Jaiswal, this occurs because many nuts include substances like tannins and phytates that make them challenging to digest. The nuts can cause diarrhea because of the fats they contain.”

2. Weight loss

Nuts are a great snack choice when trying to shed weight because it can help you not overeat because of the fiber and protein amount. These are both essential for weight loss. However, it is important to be aware that these foods are high in calories, and a large consumption can result in weight gain.

3. High sugar content

Nuts like raisin are loaded with calories and sugar. Consuming them in excess could cause imbalanced blood sugar levels as well as heart disease. So, it’s essential that during the holiday time you eat dried fruits in moderate amounts.

Raisins are an excellent supplement to your diet however, they must be controlled!
Raisins are an excellent supplement to your diet however, they must be controlled! 

4. Food can cause toxicity

Certain kinds of nuts must be eaten in moderation as excess consumption could cause toxic food. They include Brazil nuts, nuts with nutmeg and almonds. Chewing Brazil nuts could cause an overdose of selenium. Likewise, almonds contain hydrocyanic acid which could cause respiratory issues and the possibility of choking.

5. Allergy reaction

Many sufferers have an allergy to nuts. It is advised to be cautious when trying nuts first because the symptoms of these allergies may differ for different individuals. If you experience gas nausea, bloating or gas You may be allergic or allergic to nuts. must discuss your signs to your doctor.


We are aware that nuts are visible at times during holidays and therefore cutting down on their consumption is difficult , but keep in mind that nuts can be beneficial when consumed in a limited amount, and going overboard could have negative consequences.

Jaiswal advises “To avoid overeating nuts, you need to practice self-control on your cravings by eating something else at the time you crave for nuts.” It is also possible to start by not storing the container at a convenient location!


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