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Who should avoid eating persimmons? Check if you're on list

Who should avoid eating persimmons? Check if you're on list Persimmon is beneficial for most people (Photo: flickr.com/Lora)
Author: Daria Shekina

Some people should not eat persimmons, although for most, these fruits are extremely beneficial as they contain a large amount of nutrients and fiber necessary for the body to function properly.

RBC-Ukraine explains the benefits of persimmons for most people, as well as who should avoid consuming these fruits.

The material was prepared using the following sources: Klopotenko, AgroTer.

Benefits of persimmon

Persimmons contain a large amount of nutrients (vitamins and minerals) beneficial for the human body:

  • Vitamins A, C, and B
  • Manganese
  • Iodine
  • Potassium
  • Beneficial plant compounds, and more

The fruits of this fruit have antioxidant properties, improve heart health by reducing the risk of strokes and hypertension, lower the risk of diabetes, reduce blood pressure, and decrease inflammatory processes.

A large amount of fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive system, while beta-carotene supports healthy vision.

Additionally, persimmons contain flavonoids in their flesh and skin, which are powerful antioxidants and beneficial for preventing heart diseases.

When is the best time to eat persimmons?

Dieticians recommend consuming persimmons separately from the main meals. However, it is not advisable to eat them on an empty stomach, as the fruit may cause stomach discomfort.

The best option is to snack on persimmons between meals, as the pectin it contains supports the digestive system and cleanses the body of toxins.

Overall, it is recommended to consume one to three persimmons per day, depending on their size.

Who should avoid eating persimmons?

It is advisable to limit or avoid consuming persimmons for:

  • Children under three years old
  • Allergies (in isolated cases, persimmons may provoke allergic reactions)
  • Diabetics (as persimmons contain a significant amount of sucrose and fructose)
  • People with excess weight (as persimmons can raise blood sugar levels)
  • Individuals with thyroid disorders (as persimmons are rich in iodine)
  • People with gastrointestinal disorders (as persimmons contain a large amount of dietary fiber, tannins, and significant binding properties due to the presence of tannins)