In the markets and in the supermarkets already hard sell strawberries. On cherry queue, which is also one of the first to appear on our tables. However, the first summer berries and fruit can be fraught with danger to your body, if you do not take precautions, of which our readers warns the doctor-gastroenterologist.
To your health after eating the first fruits was not damaged, observe the following safety precautions:
Buy fruit and vegetables in season
It is important to remember that the early berries and fruits, as a rule, when grown are treated with all sorts of chemicals for the rapid maturation. These fruits contain a minimum of nutrients, but it is well absorbed fertilizer. The use of such products can cause poisoning.
Therefore, no matter how wanted to try the first strawberries, it is better to wait for the moment when it’s the season of berries and they begin to ripen in a natural way, without chemical stimulation. Before you buy the same strawberries or cherries and bring home, try the berries on the palate. Grown using fertilizers berries do not have a pronounced flavor.
Good Clean Fruits
Needless to say that the berries and fruits, which are used in fresh form, should be thoroughly cleaned before eating. This is especially true of strawberries as it grows close to the ground and may be contaminated with helminthic infestation.
Therefore, be sure to all the berries well washed several times with warm tap water to minimize the risk of infection with helminthic infestation. In the case of symptoms of helminthic invasion (abdominal pain, malaise, nausea) should immediately consult a doctor.
Do not risk the presence of any disease of the gastrointestinal tract
Not all people can eat berries raw. If you have any disease of the gastrointestinal tract, such as peptic ulcer or gastritis in history or in the acute stage, fruit acids contained in fresh berries and fruits, are contraindicated. People with similar problems berries and fruits should use only heat treated in the form of fruit casseroles, compotes, etc.
Do not overdo it
Throughout the winter and spring, we were not able to enjoy your favorite berries, so it is quite understandable desire to eat them in season and saturate the body with vitamins.
However, remember that after a long absence of the summer fruits and berries in the diet of the enzymes required to digest these foods, the body is not enough. At the same time, a large amount of glucose contained in the berries and fruits , is a serious burden on the pancreas, and the use of the habit of large amounts of these foods can cause abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort.
To adapt the enzyme system usually takes 20-21 days. Therefore, any new product should be introduced gradually, starting with a small amount of, say, a handful of strawberries or cherries. But even with a healthy body adapted berries should be used only as a dessert at a rate of no more than 150 grams, but not as a main meal.
The former summer fruits and berries should be wary of people who have a history of allergy. This is especially true of red fruits, which usually contain a substance allergens.
If you notice any symptoms of allergies and this can be attributed to the use of berries, you need to seek immediate medical attention. After all, food allergy may behave differently. It can be expressed as a simple skin rash or more serious symptoms, such as angioedema.