Beware: 12 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat Anyhow (Water, Tomatoes, Beans, Oat, Bananas & More)
When experts make it known that some specific foods are healthy and good for your health, they’re talking about eating those foods in right quantity and the right time. Eating too much of some known healthy foods might lead to more serious conditions like obesity, heart disease, hyponatremia among others.
Its is known fact that beans is good for so many aspects of the body, including the heart. You also need to know that they’re also one of the best plant sources of muscle building protein and belly-flattening fiber? “This healthy mix of nutrients means that beans are digested slowly, which keeps you full and satiated long after a meal,” explains a Nutritionist. Since beans and legumes are a bit on the caloric side, you must not eat them anyhow, you must apply caution. “Consume no more than ¾ to 1 cup of beans or legumes a day.”
“Dates are a type of dried fruit that provides fiber, B vitamins, and health-boosting minerals, Rumsey tells us. “They’re naturally sweet, so they provide a great base to many traditional dessert foods and can replace some or all of the sugar typically used. Plus, the fiber helps to keep you full for longer, helping you to eat less and potentially lose weight.”
It is true that we need water to live and can’t survive for a very long time without it but it is also true that too much water in your body can cause hyponatremia, a condition that happens when there’s not enough sodium in your blood. And it’s really not a joke: “Rapid and severe hyponatremia causes entry of water into brain cells, leading to brain swelling, which manifests as seizures, coma, respiratory arrest, brain stem herniation and death,” M. Amin Arnaout, chief of nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, told Scientific American.
Tomatoes (and other citrus-based fruits like oranges) are acidic, meaning they have lower pH levels than other produce. This acidity can disrupt the pH balance in your stomach, making you more susceptible to conditions like heartburn and acid reflux.
Nuts are known to be good for weight loss and and also to help achieve flat belly goals easily..
“Thanks to their healthy fats and protein content, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios and peanuts can help control blood sugar and keep hunger pangs at bay,” he says. But the trick here is that he’s only eating them in handful-size portions. Each ounce has between 160 and 190 calories. Eat anymore of that in a single day and the crunchy treat will be opposite of slimming.
Virgin olive oil works for weight loss but too much of it might do more harm than weight loss. Regularly eating the stuff has been shown to boost levels of adiponectin, a hormone that breaks down fat and it may increase blood levels of serotonin, a hormone associated with satiety. EVOO is also a potent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, so it’s a great food to eat well into later life.
Spinach packed full of nutrients that your body needs—including lutein, which can help prevent macular degeneration. That said, it’s also got oxalate in it, a compound that can cause kidney stones.
Avocado is known as a superfood because of it’s super power. It’s rich in fiber, vitamins B6, C and E, potassium, magnesium and folic acid. It is also super-rich in fats, containing a whooping 227 calories which means we should be careful how we eat.
Coconut and coconut oil are both high in calories and saturated fat, but more than half of that comes from lauric acid, a unique lipid that battles bacteria and improves cholesterol scores. And get this: A study published in Lipids found that dietary supplementation of coconut oil actually reduced abdominal obesity.
Oats are very delicious and rich in nutrients but that doesn’t mean you can just eat them anyhow. As nutritious as they are, they still have high number of calories. A small 1/4th cup dry serving of steel cut oats packs 140 calories—but many people pour out two or three times that amount. But despite its caloric shortcoming, oatmeal has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, help control blood pressure and aid weight loss.
Bananas are one of the very few foods that can reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy. Its only real downside is that it carries more calories than its more water-filled friends like apples, berries, and cherries. Each one has 120 calories, so it’s best to cut yourself off after round one.
Kale is also known to be a superfood, but according to a report published in Mother Jones you shouldn’t eat it anyhow.
The reason: An alternative health practitioner in California claimed that heavy kale consumers are more likely to have dangerous levels of thallium in their bodies. Thallium is found in trace amounts in soil and minerals, but high concentrations can cause death. That said, there haven’t been any real peer-reviewed studies to show that these claims about kale are true.