Have you ever heard about Durian? It is a very healthy fruit which comes from Southeast Asia and it is known as the King of Fruits. (1)
This fruit is known for hundreds of years, but even now it starts to gain mainstream popularity. It is very beneficial, but it’s not recommended too eat too much of it.
We should be aware that combination of Durian and Coke can be deadly for you! Recently, it was a fatal combination for one tourist on Thailand. There are many reports who warns about the fatal combinations of Durian with several products like milk, Coke, alcohol and coffee. (2)
28 years old tourist from China died because he ate plenty of Durian and he drank a lot of Coke, said Kim-Siang Ng. He named the combination as “cobra poison”, and he warns people to avoid Coke if they eat Durian.
Even the authorities in Thailand released a warning, after this terrible case. They advised people to avoid drink anything which contains caffeine for 8h after eating Durian.
The death of a Chinese tourist happened from caffeine intoxication, which result surge in blood pressure.
In University of Tsukuba was conducted a study from John Maninang and Hiroshi Gemma. They found that these combinations exists, because the fruit is rich in sulfur which impairs alcohol breakdown. This can disable the activity of an enzyme that assists to remove toxic products from the organism by up to 70%.
So, the tourist died because the enzymes aren’t allowed to finished their tasks, due to the high sulfur content.
Now, when you know about this combination, you should never drink anything containing caffeine if you eat Durian.