Vegetables, fruits, chicken, and soy are some of the healthiest foods we can eat on a regular basis. By replacing processed fatty foods with healthy foods, you can significantly avoid the risk of high cholesterol, heart attack, and diabetes, to name a few health issues. However, as the old saying goes, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Moderation is key to everything. Drinking too much coffee? Expect to see problems with your liver. Eating a high protein diet? You’re at an increased cancer risk.
While certain foods can prove to be incredibly beneficial, they can also be a double-edged sword. Some healthy foods are good only in moderation and can be unhealthy when eaten in excess. Here are 20 foods you should consider eating less.
Do you find that you love adding avocado to all your recipes? There’s been a significant increase in avocado sales over the past years. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that improve hair, skin, and nail health and can also lower cholesterol levels. And while most Americans can eat avocado on almost anything regularly, most are unaware that it has a surprisingly high-calorie count, about 250 per fruit.
19. Dark Chocolate
With its sweet and indulgent taste that is considered to be good for your health, it’s no wonder people tend to go a bit overboard with their dark chocolate consumption. Filled with antioxidants and heart-healthy components, dark chocolate has been proven to help lower the risk of heart disease. The key is to choose a chocolate bar that isn’t filled with sugar like most supermarket bars tend to be.