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

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4.  Tuna

Tuna, fresh and canned, is a very healthy food that is high in protein as well as a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, the sad news is that tuna can contain high levels of an environmental toxin called methylmercury. Methylmercury is a neurological toxin that can cause serious health problems including impaired hearing and speech problems, vision problems, lack of coordination, and developmental delays in children.  Large tuna contain the most mercury, since it builds up over time. Many large tunas have been around for more than 40 years and have been eating smaller fish that also contain mercury. Limit your consumption of tuna to no more than two servings per week.


5.  Carrots

Although Bugs Bunny might have been chewing on these all the time, carrots contain tons of beta-carotene, which is super healthy, but can cause problems if you eat too many. This condition is well-known and is called carotenemia. When you eat too many carrots, carotene builds up under the skin and accumulates in the fat cells. This will give skin a yellowish or orange hue to it, especially on the palms, knees, nose, and soles of the feet. Infants sometimes develop this when they are feed too many pureed carrots but adults can develop it as well. At least carotenemia is reversible once you stop eating carrots!


6. Cinnamon

This super delicious spice has been the subject of an internet game but it is also a very popular spice that is used in everything from baked goods to coffee. It does have strong medicinal properties that fight inflammation and lower blood sugar levels, as well being linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But be sure not to overdo it! Cinnamon contains high levels of a compound called coumarin which, in large amounts, can cause liver toxicity and even cancer. Never consume more than 2 grams of cinnamon per day.

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One Comment

  1. Marvin Zinn

    Nov 30, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    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!)