In this day and age there are many super foods to choose from,
though I would like to point out that more is not always better.
Some foods can be real good for you, but real bad in large doses.
Here are 3 healthy foods that can harm you if you eat too much of them.
Tuna – is a fatty fish that is considered very healthy. It’s a good source of omega- 3 fatty acids and is great for protein too.
But Tuna, both fresh and canned, contain high levels of an environmental pollutant called “Methyl mercury”.
At a higher-level Methyl mercury is a neurological toxin that may cause many adverse health effects. These include development delays in children, problems with vision, lack of coordination and impaired hearing and speech.
Large tuna fish contains the most mercury, since it builds up in the tissues over time. These big tunas are very likely to be served to you as premium fish steaks or even used in sushi.
Smaller tunas contain lower amounts of mercury, and are more likely to be canned.
I would advise pregnant women and children to limit their intake of seafood containing mercury to no more than two times per week.
There are several other types of fish that are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, but less likely to be contaminated with mercury… Such as Salmon, Sardines Trout and Mackerel.
Keynote: In canned Tuna the whiter the tuna the more mercury it has, the darker Tuna has less mercury in it. That is because of a species of Tuna called “Albacore”. With the whiter fish the Albacore Tuna is used and with the dark fish it is not.
Omega-3 and Fish Oils- fatty acids are essential for our health. They fight inflammation in the body, and play an important role in brain development and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Since most diets are quite low in Omega-3, supplements have been gaining popularity. The most common supplements include Omega-3 capsules produced from fish and fish liver.
The thing is though; too much omega-3 may be harmful. The usual dose would typically range from 1 to 6 grams per day, but taking lets say 13 to 14 grams per day may have blood thinning effects in a healthy individuals.
This is not good, and according to my research it can affect people who are prone to bleeding or taking blood thinning medication.
So, taking high amounts of fish oil may result in excessive vitamin A intake, which may cause vitamin A toxicity. It’s typically a concern for young children and pregnant women.
Coffee- Is a
disgusting wonderful beverage that is loaded with antioxidants and other active compounds.
It has been linked to numerous health benefits, including a reduced risk of liver diseases and type 2 Diabetes.
The active ingredient in regular coffee is caffeine, with each cup containing around an average of 80 to 120 mg. A daily intake of 400 mg is generally safe and no need for concern.
Though, consuming more than 500 to 600 mg per day can be excessive. This may overwhelm the nervous system, causing insomnia, nervousness, make your irritable and stomach cramps to name a few.
The amount of caffeine needed to experience these side effects differs widely from person to person.
Some can drink as much coffee as they want, while others experience symptoms with small amounts of caffeine.
The 3 health foods that are harmful if you eat too much.
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I find that many people are following poor advice from their doctor, gym instructor or dare I say it nutritionist, as it seems their agenda is to push the “Carbohydrates are really bad for you” view. One thing that I tell people often is that not all carbs are the same. This is where the problem lies… not all carbohydrates are bad for you, but refined carbohydrates are bad for you.
Everyone needs a certain amount of carbohydrates in order to live a healthy life with a well functioning body. Many whole foods that are high in carbohydrates are very healthy indeed. Whereas refined carbohydrates have had most of the nutrients and fibre taken out.
Eating refined carbohydrates is linked to an increase risk of getting diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Every real nutritional expert will agree that refined carbohydrates should be limited/ eliminated. Unfortunately they are still the main source of dietary carbohydrates in many countries.
Below I will explain what refined carbs are, and why they are so bad for you health.
What Are Refined Carbs?
Refined carbs are known as simple carbs aka processed carbs. There are two main types below…
Refined grains: are grains that have had all the nutritious parts taken out. The biggest source is white flour made from refined wheat.
Sugars: Refined and processed sugars, such as sucrose (Table sugar) and high fructose corn syrup.
Note: Refined carbs include mostly sugars and processed grains. That means they are empty calories and lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels.
So Why Are Refined Carbs Bad For Me?
Refined carbs when eaten; it’s as if it’s playing a trick on you. What I mean by that is you are given an instant burst of energy and that’s it. Not that long after eating, you will start to feel hungry again. In fact if it had any use at all it would would be for an instant burst of energy when doing physical activity.
Let’s say a pro athlete would most likely do this… but for everyone else, it makes more sense to consume complex carbohydrates that will actually keep you fuller for longer and get enough nutrients, fibre and energy that your body needs.
The reason for this is because complex carbs take longer to digest. Your fruits and vegetables and whole-wheat cereals are excellent choices of complex carbohydrates.
Other reasons why refined carbs are bad for you is that they have a direct link to obesity because they don’t keep you full for long periods. The result from this is that you tend to eat bigger meals or snack and snack and snack after your main meals. For me, this “refined carbohydrates consumption” is a big reason why people fall for such myths as “ Don’t eat after 6pm” or “Eating after dark causes weight gain” I mean LOL, REALLY!?
The truth is if you eat healthy and remove refined carbs from your diet, it will not cause you to gain weight in fact your more likely to lose. On the other hand refined carbs are bad for you because not only does it cause weight gain there is a bigger risk of you getting type 2 diabetes (which affects about 300 million people world wide) .
What Should I Be Eating Instead?
Your fruits and vegetables are very healthy sources of carbohydrates, for one. Any whole foods that contain carbs tend to be incredibly healthy.
This includes: Legumes and whole grains along with, as it says above, fruit and vegetables.
Note: If you like to discover more on what you should be eating, then click on all three of these below and implement ASAP!
To get optimal health and weight, you must absolutely get most if not all of your carbs from whole, single ingredient foods.
If the food you are buying comes with a long list of ingredients, it’s more than likely not a healthy carb source.
That’s a wrap!
I hope you guys have enjoyed my comeback blog post, as of late I’ve been doing a lot of videos.
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