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Friday, July 25, 2008

Star Fruit Can Kill !!!!!

We were advised to have a few servings of fruits a day in order to rep the benefits of fruits right?

But obviously this is one big no-no fruit to be excluded from your fruity feast!In Shenzen, more than 10 people who consumes the star fruit had died.And now a 66-year-old, Malaysian who has been suffering from kidney ailment fell into coma after eating the star fruits. Yes, all it takes is onefruit or 100ml of its juice and the ordinarily harmless star fruittransforms poison in a matter of hours for kidney patients. So doesthis mean, people without kidney problems should be fine with starfruit! Universiti Malaya Medical Centre consultant nephrologist said that starfruits contain a neurotoxin which is not present in other fruits. Itaffects the brain and nerves. In healthy persons, the kidneys filterit out. But for those with kidney problems, this potent toxin cannot beremoved and will worsen the consumers' conditions.

The symptoms of star fruit poisoning include:


~Numbness and weakness

~Feeling confused~Agitation

~Epileptic fist

The risk of death is high if you are having kidney ailments! Buthealthy individuals should beware of this fruit's potential toxin too.It could also cripple your vitality if you are not lucky. So don't take it forgranted. It's better to avoid them. Please pass this news to others .