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Why healthy foods might be doing you more harm then good

Source: The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/4521094/avocados-healthy-food-is-fat/

 

 “Excessive consumption of any one food, however ‘super’ it claims to be, puts your body under strain to process it,” says dietician and author of Unmasking Superfoods Jennifer Sygo.

“There are many people who think just because a food is placed in a health-food store they can eat it every day, and that’s just not the case.

“Many of my clients struggle with losing 5-10lb because they’re eating all the right things, but they’re eating too much of them.”

 

So here’s the good-for-you grub you might want to dial down on…

Avo-oh-no

It may be hugely Instagrammable, not to mention full of good fats for skin and heart health, but scoffing more than half an avocado a day is also a whole lot of “fat” fat.

“A single avocado contains 22g of fat – almost a third of your recommended intake for the whole day – and around 270 calories,” says Jenifer. 

“It’s important to remember that fats contain more than double the calories of protein or carbs. Avocados, coconut oil, olive oil… there’s a misconception that you can consume as much as you want of these.

A lot of my clients are now overdoing it by combining these healthy fats, and it’s leading to weight gain and higher cholesterol.”

The bad seeds

“It drives me crazy when I see chia seeds all over Instagram,” says nutritional therapist Diana Bell-Irving.

“They may be a great source of protein and fibre and look a lot prettier dried, but if you don’t soak chia seeds they’re really bad for your body. You need to put them in water for 20 minutes while stirring continuously until they become a gel.

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