We’ve been encouraged to make healthier food choices in order to improve our health and overall well-being. However, just because something is healthy in small amounts, it does not mean that large amounts are even healthier.
Even when it comes to nutrition, more isn’t always better. This list of food is incredibly healthy only when taken in moderation.
Here’s a list of food to not overeat.
Spinach is a rich source of dietary fiber and eating excess fiber has been associated with a number of stomach disorders such as bloating, cramps, gas formation in the abdomen and constipation.
One may also experience diarrhea from overeating this super food. Also, it can make it difficult for your body to absorb the required amount of iron from ingested foods which can lead to iron deficiency if it is taken in excess.
To avoid the side effects of excessive intake of spinach, try to include it in your regular diet slowly.
Tuna is an inexpensive source of protein, iodine, iron, B vitamins and Omega3-fatty acids. Overeating Tuna may pose health risks. One may experience toxicity from its mercury and BPA contents.
Studies have shown that exposure to mercury can harm the brain, heart, kidney, lungs and immune system. In unborn babies and young children, it may harm their developing nervous system, making the child less able to think and learn. This accounts for why pregnant women and young children should avoid eating canned tuna.
Meat is agood source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet. However, excessive consumption of red meat has been linked to cholesterol and heart diseases. Also, red meat has been classified as a ‘probable’ cause of cancer. Moderation is key when it comes to red meat consumption.
Beet root is a good source of many nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, dietary fibers etc. the presence of these compounds make them very beneficial to us.
Eating too many beetroots can actually do more harm than good as there’s the risk of developing kidney stones due to the high oxalate contents of beetroots, the likelihood of stomach upset and unsafe dips in blood pressure.
Nutritionists suggest keeping intake to 8 ounces a serving, taken no more than thrice a week and that’s the equivalent of about 2beets run through your juicer for each serving.