Fruits and vegetables that might be bad for you

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Fruits And Vegetables That Might Be Bad For You

Everyone says eat your fruit and vegetables, but your 7-year-old self will be happy to find out that they might not be all that healthy after all.

The Daily Meal investigated how some fruits and veggies can actually be kind of bad for you, especially if you over indulge, and are looking to lose weight.

Bananas are full of potassium, and are good in a hurry, but they also have lots of starch. The same goes for green peas. So if you are a bowl-and-a-half kinda of peas person, try to eat some non-starchy veggies instead. Try leafy greens, mushrooms, beets, or asparagus.

That coconut you love might actually be more of a dessert. That's because it has a good deal of saturated fat which could raise your cholesterol. And don't get us started on cherries. There's a reason they come on top of shakes and sundaes. So much sugar.

Also, while that low-calorie eggplant is better than a big ole steak, it soaks up everything you put around, in, and on it. Go easy with the seasoning and oil if you're cooking one up.

And other things to watch, or smell, when you're cooking are veggies like broccoli and Brussels sprouts. They may actually end up leaving you a little bloated or even gassy if you eat too many, which doesn't really promote and active lifestyle.

Bottom line, if you're trying once again to fit into those jeans from high school, be aware of how much starch and sugar are in your healthily foods and watch out for things that leave you feeling heavy. Fruits and veggies are good for you, but you can have too much of a good thing.

See some of the riskiest, most illness-prone foods to eat:

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Fruits and vegetables that might be bad for you
In this Aug. 16, 2007 file photo, a worker harvests romaine lettuce in Salinas, Calif. Leafy green vegetables were the leading source of food poisoning over an 11-year period, federal health officials say, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. However, the most food-related deaths were from contaminated chicken and other poultry. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Salmonella can enter tomatoes through cracks and bruises in the fruit's skin. (Photo via Getty Images)
Raw fish, like in sushi and sashimi, carries a risk of salmonella. (Photo via Getty Images)
Fermented foods such as soy sauce can be a breeding ground for flies if they are not covered properly. (Photo via Getty Images)
Raw or undercooked eggs are linked to salmonella. (Photo by Russel Wasserfall, Getty Images)
Many wild mushrooms are poisonous to humans; be cautious of where you get them from. (Photo by Adam Gault, Getty Images)
The seeds of many fruits contain toxins that can be poisonous if consumed. (Photo via Tetra Images/Getty Images)
Oysters have been linked to several illness outbreaks, as they are often consumed raw and can carry any viruses from the water they were in. (Photo via Getty Images)
Soft cheeses, like brie and feta, can carry listeria. (Photo via Getty Images)
Sprouts require humid conditions to grow, which can also spur bacteria growth. (Photo by Tom Grill via Getty Images)
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