Foods you can overdose on

We can eat some food in unlimited quantities. However, there are some foods which should not be exaggerated with because they could cause both short- and long-term health problems.

Each food we eat contains a complex of minerals, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and numerous other ingredients, each of which has different effects on our organism.

And while some can be consumed in unlimited quantities, others should not be exaggerated with because they may cause both short- and long-term health problems.

We prepared a list of some foods which could cause serious problems for your health if you overdose them.


Carrot is full of vitamins, minerals and fibers that are good for your health, but eating too much of this vegetable can bring in too much beta-carotene – the molecule responsible for carrots’ orange hue, which can lead to excess blood carotene and discoloration of the skin.

Excessive quantities of beta-carotene tend to accumulate in the outermost layer of skin, which results in yellow or orange-pigmented skin, especially in the palms, soles, knees and nasal area.

Fortunately, carotenemia is a mostly harmless condition of which one can easily recover.

Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea is black tea fermented by a culture of bacteria and yeast called the ‘’Kambucha mushroom’’.

Although it is mostly benign, experts have warned that certain cultures may contain bad molds and fungi.  Consumation of approximately 2 dcl (4ounces) daily may not cause adverse effects in healthy persons, but people with preexisting health problems or those who drink this tea excessively should be careful.


Too much coffee can cause insomnia, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat and anxiety
Although some people claim they cannot function properly without a cup of coffee, it is best not to have too much of it.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it is not recommended to consume more than 500 to 600 milligrams of caffeine a day, bearing in mind that a typical cup has about 200 mg of caffeine.

Noticeable side effects may occur if we consume more than 600 mg a day, ant those include insomnia, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat and anxiety.


Water is necessary for the functioning of all processes in the body but one should not exaggerate with it.
Water intoxication occurs when a person drinks so much water that it dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood, creating an electrolyte imbalance. This condition is called hyponatremia.


Nutmeg makes food taste better but the problem occurs when this spice is consumed excessively as an inexpensive hallucinogenic drug. Unpleasant side effects usually appear 3 to 8 hours after consummation and may include anxiety, fear and depression.

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