Top 6 Foods Dangerous for Overeating

Holidays - is a time of overeating. But if the excess piece of cake or another portion of salad can be, at worst, a cause of indigestion or add a pound to your weight, there are products that can seriously damage your health in case of overeating.

And in this case, moderation is not only not hurt, but is a prerequisite for the use of these products:


Yes, carrots have many beneficial vitamins, minerals and fiber, but the consumption of too many carrots can result in an overdose of beta-carotene, a substance which is converted to vitamin A and it gives carrots an orange color. Overdose called the carotenemia occurs due to the fact that the carotene is fat soluble, and excess is deposited in the subcutaneous fat, giving the skin a yellow or orange color, especially on the palms, soles, knees, and the area around the nose. Of course, such a dramatic coloration of the skin itself is pretty unpleasant, but usually carotenemia not be regarded as a dangerous condition, and at the termination of the intake of carotene gradually passes, but there are studies that link the carotenemia with increased risk of some cancers.


Excessive enthusiasm about dishes, which include tuna, is threatening by an overdose of mercury. Larger species, located on top of the food chain, can accumulate in muscle rather large number of derivatives of mercury. To determine secure tuna consumption rate is quite difficult because the mercury content can vary depending on the subspecies and the habitat of the fish. Since the accumulation of mercury can cause serious neurological health problems, doctors recommend only occasionally eat a big fish for pregnant women and young children. Other segments of the population are recommended to eat no more than 200g of tuna (ie approximately one serving) a week.


Although many people just can't work without coffee, it can be dangerous to get carried away by coffee and other caffeinated beverages, such as power engineering. It is best not to drink more than 500-600 mg of caffeine a day. The average cup of coffee contains about Medium Rare 200 mg of caffeine, a small cup of espresso - 75 mg. Adverse effects of caffeine overdose may manifest as insomnia, nausea, tachycardia, muscle tremors, anxiety, and headache. There are also reported cases of fatal cardiac arrests.


This tropical fruit is usually used to decorate desserts and other dishes, as on the cut, it forms a beautiful star. That's right, only for decoration, not for overeating. Because overeating of carambola has a depressant effect on the central nervous system and kidney function. Especially it is dangerous for people with impaired kidney function. Interestingly, in most cases, the first symptom of overeating of carambola is a hiccup and then it followed by nausea, vomiting, and weakness.


As we all know, drinking of too little of water is dangerous for the body. But too much of water in the diet (more than recommended - 8 glasses a day) does not bring benefit but only harm. When a person drinks too much of water, then it washes excreted sodium and potassium, creating electrolytic imbalance, which leads to water intoxication. In the most severe cases, this can lead to hyponatremia, where the sodium content in the blood plasma decreases so that it hampers the heart, kidney, muscle and nerve endings as well as the brain (up to the development of cerebral edema). The most sensitive to the risk of hyponatremia are prone athletes, especially marathon runners, supporters of starvation and salt-free diet, and people with a healthy lifestyle, who too literally understand appeals to "drink plenty of water".


A pinch of this known spices added to the sauce or baked, not bring you nothing but pleasure. But an overdose, which begins with 20 g, which is one tablespoon, can turn into a real hallucinogenic drug. Unpleasant consequences are manifested after 3-8 hours after eating and may be accompanied by anxiety, fear, persecution complex, until the development of acute psychotic syndromes, loss of reality and visual hallucinations. A dose of 20 to 80 g may be fatal, such cases are described in the medical literature. But it is so easy to gnaw a few nuts unconsciously during cooking. Be careful!

 Let us know, what else can lead to harmful consequences after overeating! We will be grateful for your sharings!


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