From gas and bloating to changing skin color, there can be downsides to overeating foods that we traditionally think of as healthy.
The same beta-carotene that helps protect skin from the signs of aging and gives sweet potatoes their trademark bright glow can literally turn your body orange if consumed in great enough quantities.
Gas and bloating are an unpleasant byproduct of too many beans, but excessive fiber consumption can actually block absorption of nutrients like iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium almost entirely.
Too much soybean consumption can actually prevent your body from absorbing and processing protein at all, thanks to the legume’s high levels of trypsin and protease inhibitors.
People who take certain prescriptions may need to avoid grapefruit. The fruit might interfere with an enzyme in the intestinal track, exaggerating the effects of some medications.
Overindulgence in this spice can trigger everything from mild behavioral changes to actual out-of-body experiences and powerful dizziness.
Too much capsaicin consumption disrupts your body’s natural sleep cycle by triggering spikes in body temperature.