12 Mind Blowing Foods That Can Hurt You If You Eat Too Much

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There are so many wonderful foods in this world, sometimes it’s hard to stop eating your favorites! However, there are plenty of good reasons to practice moderation in your life, one of them being that some foods can actually harm you if you eat too much!

It’s absolutely mind-blowing to imagine that simply eating too much of something can cause you bodily harm, but it’s true! Keep reading and find out if any of your favorites are on this list!


1. Star Fruit

Sometimes called carambola, these fruits aren’t common in the US, but they are found throughout South America and Southeast Asia. This little fruit is shaped just like a little star and they are often used in salads, juices, and simply eaten just as they are. Star fruit poisoning was first described back in the 1980’s, star fruit has a depressive effect on the central nervous system. Although this fruit poses very little harm for most people, there have been reports of acute kidney failure for those who have had a history of kidney disease. Common symptoms of intoxication include hiccups, vomiting, weakness, convulsions, and altered consciousness.


2. Fish Oils

Although omega-3 fatty acids are essential for a healthy body, they can be harmful. Since fish oils are a common supplement, it can easy to overdo it. Typical doses range between 1 to 6 grams each day but if you are considering taking between 13 grams or more each day, it can have serious blood thinning effects, even for healthy individuals. This can be very dangerous for those who are prone to bleeding or if you are taking blood thinning medications. Also, fish liver oil can also result in an overdose of vitamin A. This is a real concern for those who are pregnant or for young children. Never consume more fish and/or fish oil supplements that is recommended by your doctor.


3. Kombucha

This very trendy and popular fermented black tea is often made at home or purchased in many restaurants. It’s true that this symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria ferments to make a healthy beverage, but there have been reported cases of severe toxic reactions to kombucha tea. The American Cancer Society has even put out warnings about some Kombucha starter cultures that have been shown to contain contaminants such as fungus and mold, which can cause illness.  Centers for Disease Control state that kombucha tea that is consumed in normal quantities of 4 ounces is probably safe for healthy persons but for those with preexisting health conditions or for those who drink this tea to excess, it can cause problems. Be certain to buy your kombucha starter from a reputable source.

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  • Marvin Zinn

    I really appreciate this real information as products were created instead of poison often added for flavor and sales. The medical system also saves lives, but most of the cause is from wrong food and activity. Also, the medical system (different in each country) often kills more than it saves. (If I believed doctors I would have been dead already four times. I know other options!)