Do You Eat Too Much of These Healthy Foods? Warning!
Logically you may think that by getting a large dose of healthy food you’d be boosting your health. Over-indulging in certain nutritious foods however could be just as dangerous as less healthy options. Take Spinach or Kale for example. Both are very healthy but if consuming too much long-term the following ingredients could pose danger to your body: sugar, protein, acids, mercury, and even oxalates.
Here are other foods that you likely want in your diet, but should be mindful of overconsumption risks.
- Beets, Spinach, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Nuts, Chocolate, Tea, Wheat Bran and All Dry Beans, including Green Beans
These nine foods are known to increase oxalate in the urine which can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
Tip : Try to drink plenty of fluid and do not include large amounts of high-oxalate vegetables in your green smoothies. Also avoid large amounts of Vitamin C. Try to boil high-oxalate leafy greens then discard the water to reduce amount of oxalate.
- Citrus fruits and Tomatoes
Eating too many oranges or tomatoes can lead to reflux and trigger heartburn. It can also damage the esophagus itself, increasing esophageal cancer risk.
Citrus foods are high in Vitamin C but can be dangerous for your teeth because of the high acidity. Lemons and limes are the worst in this area, so be sure to eat them less often and avoid brushing your teeth immediately afterwards as that can actually spread the acid around your mouth. Instead wait at least 30 minutes.
- Seafoods ( Canned Tuna)
Tuna can contain mercury. It is a poison for the nervous system and there is evidence that it’s contents of methylmercury can cause cancer.
Tip : Choose canned light tuna (Skipjack) instead of Albacore which is almost 3x higher in its mercury levels. Limit up to three 3-ounce portions per month or choose salmon sockeye or pink salmon from Alaska instead ( lower mercury but high in heart-healthy omega-3s).
Is it bad or good? Soy will control cholesterol levels and blood pressure when consumed in moderation. Too much Soy in your diet could affect your thyroid system, delay menstruation, stimulate existing breast cancer growth, iron-deficiency anemia, and endometrial hyperplasia that can lead to uterine cancer.
- Brazil Nuts
These are very high in selenium, and has been shown to lower serum cholesterol and blood pressure. Eating too many Brazil Nuts could be toxic to you body and cause hair loss, nervous system damage, skin sores and rashes, discolored teeth, diarrhea, nausea and nail brittleness or loss. In extreme cases, it may cause kidney damage, heart failure or death. These are of course at high levels of consumption, but with people making strict regimented diets of healthy food it becomes a real concern.
Tip : Limit your consumption of these to about 10 Brazilian nuts per day at the very most.
More source : WomensHealthMag