Though the topic of this blog is “Side effects of Eating too Many Cherries”, there is definitely a number of health benefits of cherries which we will discuss elaborately in our other blogs. Before going to the side effects of eating too many cherries let us just see one of the health benefits of cherries. Cherries are one of the fruits that are rich in fiber. Below is the Fibre in Cherries chart for your better understanding.
Fiber in Cherries
Besides the side effects of eating too many cherries, there is fiber in cherries as well. Cherries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and iron. They are low-calorie fruits as well. Among Vitamins cherries contain Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), half a cup of cherries (pitted) contains almost 2 grams of fiber. This is almost equivalent to 8 percent of fiber requirements in average adults.
Chart Containing Fiber in Cherries
|Fiber Content in Cherries||Percentage %|
|Sodium (5 mg)||0|
|Potassium ( 268 mg)||7|
|Protein 1.6 g||3|
|Sugar 13 g||4.1|
|Carbohydrate 19 g||6|
* The above chart has fiber contained in one cup of non-pitted cherries (155 g)
* Total calories in one cup of non-pitted cherries is 77
* The percentage shown in the above chart is calculated over 2000 calories intake per day
Eating too Many Cherries Causes
There is a saying “Nothing in this world is good if taken in excessive“. The same is applicable to cherries. Excessive consumption of cherries like all other fruits may cause bloating, diarrhea, flatus, flatulence, and constipation due to the presence of sorbitol.
Can Cherries Cause Diarrhea?
Excessive consumption of cherries causes diarrhea. The reason for this side effect is that cherry is too much rich in fibers that enhance bowel movement which causes diarrhea. Try not to each too many cherries per day. Limited consumption of cherries will keep diarrhea away. Another funny most asked question about cherries is “Do cherries make you poop?“
Do Cherries Make You Poop?
The answer to this question is “Yes“. Eating too many cherries makes you poop. The reason is the same as that of “Cherries Cause Diarrhea”. As fiber content in cherries is more that enhances bowel movements and bloating which causes you to poop.
Do cherries Cause Gas?
The Answer is Yes. Cherries cause gas. To know the reason behind the formation of gases is that cherries are one of the FODMAP foods that are to be avoided. The full form of FODMAP is Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. All these are types of sugars that may cause fermentation.
FODMAPs are also not friendly to our small Intestine. All of them are not properly digested by our digestive system. The reason cherries cause gas is due to the quick metabolism process of Cherries in our colon that contains Gut bacteria. Gas formation due to excessive consumption of cherries is more for those who are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Are Cherries Acidic or Basic?
Every fruit is considered to have acidic properties. The same is the case for cherries. Let us elaborately discuss the matter. The acidic or basic properties of anything are measured by its PH Value. It ranges from number 0 to 14. The middle point i.e. 7 is considered the neutral point. Any result < 7 (less than 7) indicates acidic nature else if the result is >7 (greater than 7) it has Basic Properties.
For cherries, the ph ranges from 3 to 4. This indicates cherries are acidic in nature. Hence, the answer to the question “Are Cherries Acidic?” is Yes.
The bottom line of this blog is that: Though cherries have many health benefits, they may be harmful to your health if consumed excessively. Not only eating too many cherries may cause health issues but also it is applicable to all other fruits besides cherries.