As with any food, the unconscious consumption of tomatoes can cause various health problems. Experts often argue that tomatoes, especially when consumed on an empty stomach and raw, can have very dangerous consequences for human health.
Canan Karatay, who underlined that the natural sugar in tomatoes can negatively affect blood sugar levels in diabetics, said that excessive consumption of tomatoes can also cause digestive problems. Tomato, an acidic food, disrupts the gastric acid balance when consumed in excess.
If you feel a burning sensation in your stomach after eating tomatoes, it is good to keep a distance between you and the tomato.
Causes joint pain
Excessive consumption of tomatoes leads to the accumulation of an alkaloid called solanine, which produces calcium in the joints. This causes pain in the joints and even the structure of the joints can change.
Negatively affects the kidneys
Oxalate mineral, which causes kidney stones, is found in high amounts in tomatoes. This indicates that overeating tomatoes causes the formation of kidney stones.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, people with advanced chronic kidney disease should limit their potassium intake, and tomatoes are rich in potassium.
Causes stains on the skin
Excessive consumption of tomatoes, which are rich in lycopene, leads to a skin blemish called lycopenoderma. This stain is mainly seen on the face and back.
It threatens intestinal health
Those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome experience burning and swelling when they eat too many tomatoes.
Dietitian Aditi Shenai of Manipal University said the lycopene overload from excessive tomato consumption can cause diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, gas and even vomiting.
erodes the bladder
The acidic nature of tomatoes irritates the bladder. Tomatoes consumed raw often cause urination.
Causes skin rashes
Tomatoes should never be given to babies in the supplementary feeding process.
Tomato, an allergenic food, contains a substance called ‘histamine’. This substance can cause skin irritation and redness.
Endangers reproductive health
Lycopene in tomato seeds especially endangers men’s reproductive health.
Excessive consumption of tomatoes can also negatively affect the prostate glands, which secrete some of the fluid that makes up semen.