6 Healthy Foods You're Probably Overeating by abc 🌞 def - Musely
  • $ 11% Cashback on all one-time purchases
    11% Cashback is available to all registered users and will be give in the form of Musely Coins.
    * Buy Together & Subscriptions orders are not eligible for Cashback
  • Free shipping over $25

    Free Shipping on All Orders Over $25.

    You may request a return within 30 days from the date the product is shipped.

    All returns may be tentative on brand approval.

6 Healthy Foods You're Probably Overeating

posted in Health & Fitness
  • As a registered dietician, I like to tout the nutritious benefits of foods. But sometimes healthy eats don’t need any free publicity—in fact, there are plenty of good-for-you foods that people tend to overdo it with. To ensure that you’re getting enough—but not too much—of these healthy items, I’ve made a list of the things you’re most likely overeating right now.

    1. Avocados
    Avocados are great for your heart (and hair, skin, digestion, and more). That said, each one also contains 322 calories and 29 grams of fat. Feel free to use one-third of a medium avocado as a serving of fat in your meal

  • or snack—but that’s all you need to reap the benefits of the fruit.

    2. Coconut
    This ingredient works beautifully in your trail mix, sprinkled on your oatmeal, or drizzled in oil form on your sauté pan. It’s loaded with nutrients, including lauric acid, potassium, and fiber—but it’s another food to use with caution. Whether you’re cooking with the oil or using coconut flakes in a smoothie, two teaspoons is a good amount to stick to.

  • 3. Chia Seeds
    Absolutely eat chia seeds—they’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, and protein. Just use one tablespoon on your yogurt, in your smoothies, or sprinkled on your salad. Too much of this good thing is hard on the digestive system and may trigger certain, ahem, issues if you aren’t used to it.

  • 4. Bananas
    Bananas are loaded with tons of nutrition—but be careful if you're one of those people who is a creature of habit and tends to eat the same thing over and over (and over) again. Too many bananas are tough on the GI tract. In extreme cases, you can even run the risk of potassium toxicity (although this is a bigger concerrn for children). While there's no hard-and-fast number of bananas that would give you a potassium problem, I generally recommend eating no more than a couple each week so that you have a chance to switch up the fruit you're taking in.

  • 5. Quinoa
    A seed, not a grain, quinoa is full of fiber and protein. The calorie profile is similar to that of most grains, with about 110 calories in a half-cup. The problem? People tend to think of it as an uber-health food and don’t watch their portion sizes. Use quinoa sparingly, and treat it like a starch by limiting to yourself to a half-cup serving size. You’ll reap all the benefits without the added cals.

  • 6. Smoothies
    Depending on what’s in your morning cocktail, the calories can go down really easily—and unlike with solid foods, your body won’t register that it’s full in the same way. The best way to enjoy without going over the calorie edge? Make your smoothies at home, and assess if you would normally eat all of the food going into the blender in one sitting. My smoothie formula: one cup ice, one cup milk or milk alternative, one fruit, one fat, and a bonus like mint, cinnamon, or vanilla extract.


See all comments

Related Tips

See other sign in/up options
Set up my password later
Login / sign up with Email
Forgot Password?
New to Musely
See other login options
Sign Up with Email
Already have an account? Login
Looks like you have an account already
Enter your password to proceed to checkout
Forgot Password?
Please re-enter your password
Forgot Password?
* This is for protection of your private information
Create a Password
For better protection, please provide a password for you account.
For privacy reasons, you must login every time you access this page.
Forgot Password?
< back
< back
Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account
< back