Can You Really Have Too Much of A Good Thing?
Posted: October 26, 2015
Avocado is described as a healthy fat, so perhaps you haven’t thought twice about indulging in it whenever you feel like it. However, it is possible to overeat even the healthiest of foods. Everything in moderation, as the saying goes.
Below is a list of a foods you want to eat in moderation, even if they are good for you:
- Avocados. Each avocado contains about 322 calories and 29 grams of fat. All you need is a third of one to feel the benefits.
- Coconut oil. It is packed with nutrients, but also packed with fat. Two teaspoons per day is about all you need.
- Chia seeds. Mixed chia seeds with a little coconut milk, let it sit overnight in the fridge, and you get a decadent chia seed “pudding” filled with omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants. But all you need is about a tablespoon a day of the seeds.
- Bananas. This naturally portable food makes it easy to grab and go. However, even one a day may be too much of this potassium-filled fruit. It can cause gastrointestinal problems and, in extreme cases, create potassium toxicity.
- Quinoa. Another seed that should be consumed in moderation. Although it is loaded with protein and fiber, the high-calorie content may cause extra poundage. A half cup per day is all you really need.
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