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

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7. Brazil Nuts

Although Brazil nuts have many healthy qualities, including being a terrific source of selenium, however, selenium can be toxic in high amounts. The RDA for selenium is no more than 70 micrograms. One Brazil nut can have as much as 95 micrograms of selenium. Eating just 4 or 5 Brazil nuts, even small ones, can put you way over the safe limit. Selenium toxicity can cause loss of nails, hair, memory problems, and digestive problems. Limit yourself to just one or two tasty Brazil nuts each day.


8. Nutmeg

Like cinnamon, nutmeg is a tasty spice that is often used in baking, especially around the Christmas holidays. In small amounts, nutmeg can provide an interesting flavor to your foods but in larger doses, nutmeg causes myristicin poisoning. Symptoms of myristicin poisoning include nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, heart arrhythmias, seizures, and hallucinations. Never eat more than 10 grams of nutmeg in one day.


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9. Cruciferous Veggies

Now you are probably wondering, how the heck can this be?!  While it is true that these are some of the healthiest veggies on earth and are linked to a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, but there are compounds in these vegetables that can interfere with your body’s ability to absorb iodine, which can cause hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid. If you already have a thyroid condition, you should avoid consuming large quantities. Even for those who do not have thyroid issues, be sure that you are getting sufficient levels of iodine if you enjoy large quantities of veggies such as broccoli or cauliflower on a daily basis.

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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!)