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8 ‘health’ foods that become ‘unhealthy’ when we overeat them

Eating to excess, even if it’s healthy food, can still lead to being overweight and the body feeling bloated and sluggish.

People tend to give themselves the freedom to indulge on things classified as ‘healthy’, but you should ALWAYS watch the quantity of food you eat.

In fact, some of our favourite ‘health’ foods actually become ‘unhealthy’ if we start having too much of them.

Here are 8 of the biggest culprits…

8 ‘healthy’ foods we shouldn’t overeat

1. Dried fruit

 

Whether it’s dried or regular fruit, it’s packed full of calories and concentrated sugars. Even if it is a better alternative to a bag or lollies.

2. Crackers

 

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Some crackers are low in calories but they’re extremely easy to overeat because they are so moreish! Set out crackers on a plate and stick to the amount.

3. Almond milk

While almond milk is a healthier alternative to cow’s milk, it is often very processed and has a lot of sugar in them. Try mixing water in your oats instead of almond milk or skipping it in some of your coffees.

4. Coconut oil

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Coconut oil contains nearly all saturated fat content but it’s full of calories, so make sure you use it sparingly.

5. Red wine

It’s recommended as part of a healthy diet in moderation, but bingeing on wine is going to add fat to your tummy and make you feel hungover and bloated.

6. High-fibre foods

Wholemeal pasta, bread and cereal are great for your body and digestion, but it’s important you don’t over do it. Carbs swell your stomach when you feel fuller.

7. Rice

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Like wholemeal pasta, brown rice can make you feel sluggish if overeaten. Try swapping rice for quinoa.

8. Nuts

While a handful of nuts are a great snack, many types – such as Brazilian nuts and peanuts – contain a lot of fat. Try to stick to less than a handful a few times a week.

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