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.
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