8 Popular Healthy Foods to Avoid Overeating Here

 

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When it comes to eating popular healthy foods, the mantra seems to be “the more you can get, the better.”

 

Without a doubt, maintaining a clean diet will keep you healthier, longer. But when it comes to certain foods, you may be surprised to know that eating more may actually be worse for you.

 

Here’s a list of eight of those popular healthy foods you want to avoid overeating.

 

  1. Seaweed

 

You may be most familiar with culinary seaweed as the sticky wrapper on a California roll. But dried sea veggies like kelp, nori and dulse have become popular for their deep green phytonutrients and as a good source of iodine.

 

However, the source can be too good.

 

Iodine is an essential trace mineral that supports a healthy thyroid, but with a recommended daily intake (RDI) of 150mcg for adults, it’s easy to get too much. There are 100 — 200mcg of iodine in just one teaspoon of kelp flakes.

 

Iodine overdose can lead to thyrotoxicosis, or an overactive thyroid. This can cause sudden, unintentional weight loss, irregular heartbeat, excessive perspiration, anxiety, and irritability.

 

  1. Fruit

 

Although it’s been widely debated, raw fruit does not cause blood sugar spikes, even in diabetics. It’s also practically impossible to overdose on vitamins–like potassium in bananas–from eating too much fruit.

So, what’s wrong with eating tons of fruit?

 

Fruit is full of fiber, and can cause either constipation or diarrhea when eaten in excess. Fruit is also lacking in iron, selenium, and essential fatty acids, which is why a “fruitarian” diet is not recommended for optimal health.

 

  1. Kale

 

Kale is another king of phytonutrients that people are juicing and baking in droves. However, it contains nutrients that are considered goitrogenic–meaning they interfere with healthy thyroid hormone production. Many cruciferous vegetables are goitrogenic, including broccoli and cauliflower.

 

Without variety and in excess, these vegetables can cause a low thyroid response, which leads to weight gain, mood swings and depression.

 

  1. Carrots and Tomatoes

 

Carrots are high in beta-carotene, the carotenoid responsible for the bright orange color in the vegetable and as a pre-cursor to producing vitamin A in the human body.

 

Beta-carotene is good for you, but too much can cause a discoloration of the skin called carotenemia. It’s harmless, but it’s a sign you an excess of the nutrient in store. The same can happen with tomatoes, causing a yellowish tint due to too much lycopene.

 

  1. Tuna

 

Relying on tuna fish as your source of protein and omega-3s may be cheap and easy, but mercury poisoning is likely in your future if you eat too much–as little as three, 6 ounce servings in a month for adult women can lead to poisoning. Children are especially susceptible, at less than two, 4.5 ounce portions a month.

 

If you can’t live without your tuna sandwich, purchase varieties made of smaller tuna fish. The larger the fish, the more mercury it will have. Go for the “canned light” variety, which is made of the smaller fish, skipjack.

 

Albacore (“canned white”) and yellowfin (“gourmet” or “tonno”) have three times the mercury as skipjack. The Environmental Defense Fund recommends canned salmon as a contaminant-free alternative.

 

  1. Curry, Cayenne and Cinnamon

 

Curry powder, cayenne and cinnamon are popular both in the kitchen and as nutritional supplements–for weight loss, pain-relief and arthritis maintenance. They are high in salicylates, one of the active ingredients in aspirin that naturally relieve pain by fighting inflammation and thinning the blood.

 

Too much of these compounds in your diet can cause salicylate toxicity, a form of food poisoning. It can also cause you to bruise more easily or prevent your blood from clotting.

 

Other natural sources of salicylates include oregano, peppermint, honey, vinegar, nuts, cruciferous vegetables and fruit.

 

  1. Broccoli

 

The jury is still out on this one, but reports of gastric distress after eating a large bowl of broccoli are widespread. Self-proclaimed experts say the cause was too much fiber at once, and others laugh at the thought of overdosing on broccoli.

 

Either way, with high levels of salicylates and goitrogenic nutrients, it’s probably best not to make a whole meal out of this green crucifer alone.

 

  1. Spinach

 

If you’re in the Popeye camp of making spinach a daily staple, be careful. Spinach is high in iron–just one cooked cup contains 36% of the RDI of iron. It’s also a natural diuretic that can leave you dehydrated.

 

High levels of fiber (17% of the RDA in one cup) can cause gastrointestinal discomfort. Spinach has also been shown to block the absorption of calcium into the body.

 

The Bottom Line: Balance and Variety

 

When I say, “going overboard,” I mean eating unusually large quantities of the food for long periods of time. Fads like “the spinach diet” or eating bowlfuls of broccoli for breakfast, lunch and dinner is an unusual amount.

 

You may be surprised to hear that this kind of behavior is actually common. Psychotherapists have even developed a new term for people who obsessively eat nothing but healthy foods: orthorexia nervosa.

 

The bottom line is variety and balance. Eating more healthy foods will always do you good, but you should seek variety in everything you eat.

Don’t just eat spinach or kale… eat spinach and kale. Don’t focus solely on carrots as your “go-to” vegetable, get some bell pepper or broccoli, too.

 

Make sure you’re also getting a healthy intake of lean protein, healthy fats and whole grains.

 

Finally, make sure you can absorb all the nutrients in the healthy food you’re eating. If your body is toxic, it won’t be able to make use of all the good, healthy varieties of fresh food you’re eating. If you get sick often, feel heavy and fatigued, your body may be overloaded with toxins.

 

The best way to detox is to cleanse your body from the inside out. But with all the information and variety of cleanses available–everything from juicing to supplements to sketchy-looking laxatives–how do you know what to do? Or, more importantly, what to avoid?

 

First, you’ll want to avoid all forms of chemical laxatives. Chemical laxatives may provide temporary relief but can actually cause your bowels to become inflamed or even impacted. Look for all-natural, gentle options instead.

 

Start with probiotics like bifido and dophilus which replenish your intestinal tract’s good bacteria, crowd out bad bacteria and stimulates proper digestion. Then add in natural herbal supplements that gently cleanse your bowels – gradually – like buckthorn bark, psyllium husk and milk thistle extract.

 

You’ll find all of these and more in our all-natural dietary supplement, Natural Cleanse.

 

Unlike quick cleanses that leave you running in discomfort to the bathroom for days, Natural Cleanse eases your body back to better health without harsh laxatives.

 

In as little as 30 days, Natural Cleanse will gently release and flush impacted fecal matter from your colon, improve your digestion, eliminate embarrassing gas and help you lose an average of 5-20 pounds – all in the first month.

 

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Why not give Natural Cleanse a try today?

 

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5 Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipes

 

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Bodies are constantly contaminated with different toxins from the environment, diet, and even medicine. Toxins are naturally flushed out by bodies through organic processes such as sweat and bowel movements.

 

However, most of the time these processes aren’t enough to achieve true cleansing benefits. Our bodies become accustomed to these daily toxins and the harm that builds up daily over time is often unnoticed.

 

Detoxing and cleansing programs are used to flush the body from these toxins that keep us from being our healthiest. Thus, detox power in juicing and smoothie recipes are used to boost the body’s ability to get rid of everyday poisons.

 

Metabolism boosting cleanses are also effective for achieving more radiant and glowing skin, hair and eyes. Drinking green smoothies can make you look better too! Yes, you heard us right! By drinking green smoothies over a period of time, you will notice that your skin is glowing; your wrinkles are visibly lesser making you look younger too!

 

Smoothies provide added nutritional value to our meals and fuel for our bodies. They can also be used as a meal replacement for someone hoping to shed fat. Smoothies really are a great option for weight-loss because many recipes use high fiber vegetables and fruits that help fill you up without adding fat and calories. The beauty of including smoothies in your weight loss plan is that you can expect to never feel deprived because the creamy texture and high fiber will leave you feeling full for periods.

 

Finally, if you are a weight loss enthusiast, green smoothies on daily basis can become your magic potion. They wash away the toxins from your body, and ultimately help you shed those extra pounds.

 

Here are my favourite glowing skin smoothie recipes

 

Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe #1

 

Needed ingredients are 1 cup non-fat or low-fat vanilla soy milk, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 medium ripe banana and ½ cup orange juice with one ice cube or 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
To prepare this smoothie, combine all ingredients in blender. Cover and blend until smooth. This drink is great for your skin because it contains nutrients such as Vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids.

 

Citrus fruits such as orange contain high levels of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, which is essential to a good complexion because it is responsible for your body’s collagen formation. Healthy collagen keeps your face free from wrinkles and sagging. Vitamin C which is also an antioxidant may help to prevent destruction of vitamin E, which protects your cell membranes
Raspberries are a good source of collagen-forming vitamin C, and raspberries have a small amount of vitamin A. Vitamins A and C act as antioxidants that protect your skin cells from the damage of free radicals, which contribute to the aging of your skin.

 

Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe #2

 

The needed ingredients for this recipe are 1 medium ripe peach, sliced,
2 tablespoons chopped avocado, 1/3 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries, 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt, 3 tablespoons 100% pomegranate juice, 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
To prepare this smoothie, place all the ingredients in a blender. Puree about 15 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve with a tall straw.

 

I like the avocado in this recipe because it is loaded with vitamins C, E and K, which are essential for healthy skin. It may also help reduce dryness and irritation. In addition to all of those beautifying benefits, avocados also contain glutathione, a substance that specifically blocks intestinal absorption of certain fats that cause oxidative stress—the damage to our skin due to environment, diet, alcohol, UV rays or smoking.

 

Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe #3

 

The needed ingredients for this recipe are 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries, 1/4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries, 1/4 cup frozen or fresh strawberries, 1/4 cup kale and 1 cup of water
To prepare this smoothie, place all the ingredients in a high power blender. Whirl until completely smooth. Serve immediately and sip your way to berry-induced bliss.

 

Berries bring on big beautifying benefits for your skin. Berries are full of antioxidant compounds that neutralize damaging free radicals that lead to skin cell damage and premature skin aging. Plus, they’re loaded with hydrating water and are chock-full of vitamin C, which is crucial for a healthy complexion. As if that’s not enough, these colorful superfoods help the body manufacture collagen, which makes skin soft, smooth and youthful.

 

Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe #4

 

The needed ingredients are 1 sliced papaya with seeds removed, 1 sliced large peach with seeds removed, ½ cup of milk, and juice of 1 lime. To prepare this smoothie, put all of the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

 

Papaya is a natural exfoliating tonic. It leaves your skin spotless with its high vitamin A content. With moisture rich peaches, you can say goodbye to dry skin. You can happily bypass moisturizing creams if you include peaches in your diet.

 

Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe #5

 

The needed ingredients are 6 fresh strawberries, juice of 1 lemon, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, ½ cup of cream or non-fat milk, 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.

 

To prepare this smoothie, blend together the ice cream, lemon juice and the berries. Adjust the consistency by adding cream or milk. Stir in lemon zest.

 

Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is great for the skin. Berries are as packed in antioxidants as fruits. Strawberries are great for overall health. The antioxidants in strawberries can work wonders for rejuvenating your skin.

 

You may also like to click on this Video HERE to learn how to prepare a healthy green detox smoothie for glowing skin

 

For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes

 

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