ALERT: 2 Serious Health Effects Of Consuming Kola Nuts
Kola nut also referred to as “Cola nitida” is an edible dry seed that has a bitter taste when chewed fresh. It is widely cultivated in the West African region and used during festivals in some cultures.
Kola nuts have some health benefits, however, it also comes with certain side effects which can cause harm to the body.
Studies and numerous investigations have been conducted as regards the effect of eating Kola nut on the body of people suffering from different types of health issues such as high blood pressure, nausea, and sleeping problem.
So in this article in line with a publication on Medical News Today, we are going to find out what Kola nut does to the body of people suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure. Just sit tight and enjoy this article while learning something new.
What effect do kola nuts have on people living with high blood pressure.
1. Kola nut can cause increase in blood pressure
According to experts, Kola nut may be beneficial for certain health conditions, however, studies have shown that regular intake or consumption of Kola nut can cause significant increase in blood pressure thereby resulting to hypertension or high blood pressure. The caffeine and other active ingredients in Kola nut act as a stimulating agent and raise the blood pressure above normal level.
2. Kola nut can make blood pressure medications to become inactive and even cause heart disease
Secondly, people with high blood pressure, who are already taking blood pressure medications, are advised to avoid regular consumption of kola nut because it can make the blood pressure medications to become inactive. This will make your high blood pressure to become worse and even cause a heart disease. Therefore, you have to reduce your intake of kola nut for the sake of your blood pressure and heart health.