Superfood is a food that has many health benefits, especially because it is high in nutrients and low in calories. Although there are many benefits that we can get from consumption superfood, it turns out that if consumed in excess can be dangerous, you know!
Approximately superfood Anything that, if consumed in excess, can be dangerous? Launching from Bright Side, let’s see the explanation!
Broccoli/Photo: Unsplash.com/Louis Hansel
Broccoli is high in fiber, protein, vitamin C, potassium, and other minerals. However, eating too much broccoli and other vegetables, such as kale, cauliflower, and cabbage, can cause intestinal irritation and bloating for some people. This is due to the high fiber and vitamin K content in broccoli. For those of you with irritable bowel syndrome, avoid eating raw broccoli.
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Salmon is a good source of lean protein and omega-3s to reduce inflammation. However, excessive consumption of omega-3 in fact has a negative effect on human blood platelet count. Excessive consumption of salmon can also increase mercury levels in the blood. Who, here, likes to eat sashimi? Make sure you eat in moderation, okay?
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Rich in antioxidants, cinnamon is considered to have healing properties for various ailments, such as lowering blood sugar levels, reducing inflammation, and preventing heart disease.
Despite its health benefits, the maximum amount of cinnamon that adults can consume is only one teaspoon per day. Cinnamon that is consumed too much can turn into a poison because of its high coumarin content. Coumarin is very dangerous for people with liver problems because it can cause liver damage.
Kombucha/Photo: Unsplash.com/Klara Avsenik
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is high in antioxidants and probiotics. Nowadays, kombucha is considered as superfood which is useful for detoxifying the body. However, the benefits of kombucha will be lost for people with weak immune systems because it contains various types of bacteria and yeast that are served raw without going through the pasteurization process.
Consuming too much kombucha can also increase the body’s acid levels and can increase blood sugar levels because it is high in sugar content.
Avocado/Photo: Unsplash.com/Louis Hansel
This one fruit is so popular among people who are on a diet. Consumption of one serving of avocado can meet a quarter of the need for vitamin K for adults. This fatty fruit is also rich in omega-3 and fiber. However, consuming too much avocado can cause inflammation, bloating, and stomach pain.
Although avocados can make you full longer, keep in mind that avocados are high in calories which if consumed in excess can lead to weight gain. You can still enjoy avocados while on a diet, but you can only eat a third or half of the fruit per day.
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Green tea has been considered the healthiest beverage in the world because it is high in antioxidants. The antioxidant content in green tea can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, burn fat, and improve brain function.
Not only high in antioxidants, green tea is also high in caffeine. Excessive caffeine consumption can cause various diseases, such as insomnia, headaches, heartburn, to increase body acid levels. According to experts, the maximum limit for green tea consumption for adults is three to five cups per day.
So, superfood Which, here, surprises you with the side effects when consumed in excess? However, overconsumption of food is still not good, yes. So, make sure you consume it in the right amount!
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