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9 Healthy Foods You Can Actually Eat Too Much Of

STEP AWAY FROM THE QUINOA.
1. Nuts

Pretty much every raw, plain nut has a health benefit to boast, but they are also high in fat, fiber and calories in comparison to other snacksmeaning that if you eat a whole sharesize bag of them on a regular basis, you're likely to a) gain weight and b) probs feel more than a little bit sick afterwards. Proper portion size depends on the nut, but an average reasonable serving is around a third of a cup. And don't forget to count that nut butter you've been eating by the spoonful too…

2. Agave

It may be less refined, but sugar is still sugar whichever way you serve itand agave syrup might not be as good for you as you might have thought whilst drizzling it over your buckwheat pancakes. Agave was originally championed for being low in glucose, but it turns out that to balance this out, it's crazy high in fructose, which can interfere with a bunch of important functions from metabolism to insulin resistance. Agave is far sweeter than generic cane sugar, so you only need a tiny amount to feed your sweet tooth, but if you can bear to give it up altogether, you're better off with raw honey instead.

3. Juices and smoothies

Smoothies and juices are often labeled as two or even three of your five-a-day, but due to the motherlode of sugar in many of them, experts are now saying that this shouldn't be the case. It's far healthier to eat the whole fruit (or veggie) so that you benefit from all of its goodness and fibre and feel fuller for longer, but if you're a juice addict that just can't quit cold turkey, try to build your beverage on a base of greens and veggies, and add lower-sugar fruits like berries to make it not taste all gross and grassy.

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4. Avocado

What's that? Oh, just the sound of a million Instagrammers' hearts breaking as they find out that avo isn't the binge-worthy wonderfood they once thought. Yes, avocados offer good fats, vitamins and minerals in abundance, but one regular medium-size fruit also contains around 23 grams of fat, or 1/3 of your daily allowance! One serving is estimated as just a teensy fifth of an avocado, so if you're used to topping your salad with the entire thing, it could be time to scale back.

5. Dried fruit

Holy sugar, Batman! Dried fruit may last for ages, be easily portable and more to the point, taste gloriously close to candy, but there's a reason for that awesome sweetness: It can also be comprised of up to 2/3 sugar! Raisins and dates are the worst offenders, with 59 percent and 66 percent respectively, whilst prunes, figs, and apricots range between around 40 to 50 percent. As with juices, it's better to eat fresh, whole fruit if possible, and limit dried fruit portions to just 30 grams at a time.

6. Tomatoes