8 Popular Superfoods That Have Dangerous Side Effects


Food goes in and out of style just as much as clothing does! Avocados, quinoa, kale and chia seeds are just a few of the superfoods that have become hugely popular in the past few years.

The thing is, many people start eating these foods without even doing any research to check to see if they’re as healthy as is being claimed. It’s surprising how many people just go on word of mouth when it comes to their health.

Never fear, we’re not claiming that avocados aren’t good for you (I need my guac, too). But many popular foods have detrimental side effects for some people. Maybe you’ve noticed some of these changes since you started eating these foods.

Yes, moderation is key. But with these food crazes people tend to overload their diet with these foods, which is when things can become dangerous.

1. Omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of a healthy body. They help fight inflammation as well as reduce the risk of heart disease, but they don’t come without risks.

Consuming too much of this fatty acid through popular fish oil supplements can cause blood-thinning in otherwise healthy people. The dosage most people take is from 1 to 6 grams a day, but doubling this amount is dangerous.

The risk is greater for those who take blood-thinning medications or those who may be more prone to bleeding.