This list of healthy foods includes some harsh truths that may shock you. The everyday healthy diet is supposed to give you energy, maintain a healthy BMI, and make you happy. But people rarely, if ever, talk about some of the negative health effects “healthy” foods can cause. Don’t get freaked out – most of the bad stuff on this list only happens if you eat too much of it. Still, it’s worth combing through. Knowledge is power, after all (at least as much power as your next spinach-kale-banana smoothie will give you).
Spinach can cause kidney stones
Spinach is great for smoothies, salads – even pizza. It’s healthy, for sure, but spinach is also high in oxalate, a compound that can cause kidney stones. So if you are prone to calcium kidney stones, consider cutting back – think twice about your next green smoothie with spinach binge.
Tuna can cause mercury poisoining
Coffee can cause insomnia, dehydration, increased blood pressure, and more
Tomatoes can interfere with your immune system
“Low-fat” foods can be full of sugar and chemical fillers
Bread can cause digestive issues
Kale can be toxic
Apples can prevent weight loss
Garlic can cause stomach aches
Onions can cause gas and bloating
Too much tofu can damage your thyroid
Beans can cause gastrointestinal issues