Mushrooms are beneficial for health and provide many essential nutrients. They aid weight loss and prevent metabolic diseases as well. However, eating too many mushrooms can cause physical and mental symptoms in some people. In fact, the results can be so severe that it can lead to severe complications as well. There is a type of mushroom called psychedelic mushroom and its overdose can lead to signs such as anxiety and panic attacks! Eating mushrooms with shrimp, buttermilk, and mustard oil is also not allowed for humans. Therefore, one needs to be very careful with food combinations and while choosing the type of mushroom they are having.
Mushroom side effects
Although, mushroom is a low calorie food and contain enough amount of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. But, it can be consumed in moderation. You can talk to your dietician about the quantity that should be consumed. This vegetables has some potential risks of developing severe health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and diabetes.
Here are the 5 main side effects of mushrooms:
Some of the mushrooms’ side effects also create stomach problems among many. In some people, diarrhea has been a problem in eating mushrooms. Mushrooms do not go well with everyone’s body. It is important to talk to your doctor if experiencing any gastrointestinal issues after eating mushrooms.
2. Nausea and vomitting
Many people may have problems related to the digestive system such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea after eating mushrooms. Therefore, if all this is felt, then limit the consumption of mushrooms quite a lot.
3. Skin allergies
Mushrooms are known to make the immune system strong. While for some people, the mushrooms also result in skin rashes and skin irritations. Some also experience nose bleeding, dry nose, and dry throat, and other problems when they are taken in excess amount.
Many people feel tired after eating mushrooms. You may feel a little uncomfortable and may also feel a drop in energy level. If you make mushroom too often or consume it daily, then stop doing so and get rid of this side effect immediately. Therefore, drowsiness is also one of the common side effects of mushrooms.
There are mushrooms which constitute of psilocin and psilocybin material which can lead to hallucination. Some experts suggest avoiding mushrooms during pregnancy, but Dt. Arushi does not agree to that. There is no specific evidence or study that proves the harmful effects of mushrooms during pregnancy.
Why can’t all types of mushrooms be consumed?
Mushrooms are generally not easily recognizable between poisonous and non poisonous species. The toxins involved in mushroom poisoning are metabolites produced naturally by the fungi themselves which differ from one species to the other. Hen-of-the-woods, oyster, and sulphur shelf mushrooms are safe, delicious, and nutritious wild varieties prized by mushroom hunters. While these and many other mushrooms are safe to consume, eating varieties like the death cap, false morels, and Conocybe filaris can cause serious adverse health effects and even death.
There are thousands of species of mushrooms, but only about 100 species of mushrooms cause symptoms when eaten by humans, and only 15-20 mushroom species are potentially lethal when ingested. No simple rule exists for distinguishing edible mushrooms from poisonous mushrooms. Only about 3% of known mushroom varieties are poisonous.