07 Sep '17, 1pm

Can eating too much durian cause high blood pressure?

DAVAO CITY - This is the season of durian in Davao City, where Davaoeños and tourists enjoy eating the 'king of fruits' for a very low price. Ping Duque is among the many Davaoeños who loves durian, but he does not consume too much of the fruit because he fears that this can affect his blood pressure. "Kailangan in moderation lang. Huwag kumain ng marami kasi sinasabi, 'pag marami, hindi na nakakabuti," he said. But nutritionist Dr. Teresita Ungson denied that eating a lot of durian leads to high blood pressure. However, she did warn that the fruit is high in sugar, fat, and calories. She said 3 seeds of durian contains 30 grams of calories, while a 100-gram durian has 137 grams of calories. "Tikim na lang. If you want to lessen your caloric intake, you don't have to starve yourself out of it. You can have 1 or 2 seeds and then that's enough," she said, adding that durian ...

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