7 Side Effects of Green Smoothies
1. Kidney Stones
Green smoothies are rich in oxalic acid, which causes the formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidneys.
2. Stomach problems
Green smoothies contain thallium and a lot of fiber, which may cause stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
3. Thyroid problems
Green smoothies contain goitrogens, often present in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage. Goitrogens disrupt iodine uptake and thyroid function.
4. Food poisoning
Green smoothies may cause food poisoning if smoothie ingredients are contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites, or viruses.
5. Nutritional deficiencies
Exclusively taking smoothie diet for a prolonged period may lead to
vitamin D and vitamin
6. Weight gain
Some green smoothie ingredients are rich in sugars, calories, and fats. Failing to watch your smoothie diet may cause weight gain.
Green smoothies may also cause allergies. For instance, some people may develop allergic reactions to cabbage, cucumber, and celery.
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