6 Common Foods You Can Overdose On

October 10 2017

Overeating is one thing, but when it comes to these six foods, you can actually overdose. Even with healthy food, there can be too much of a good thing.

Watch your intake of these healthy foods to ensure that you’re not getting too much of them, or doing more harm than good!


Bananas make a great morning shake and snack, but consuming too much of it can cause hyperkalemia – a dangerous condition that happens when there’s too much potassium in your blood.



Eating too many carrots can make your skin yellow-orange. It is recommended to cap your consumption of carrots at about 2 cups per week.



Overdosing on coffee or any other drink that has a high amount of caffeine, can cause heart palpitations, dizziness, heart attacks, and confusion. To be on the safe side while enjoying your favorite cup, stick to no more than 400mg of caffeine daily.


Soy Sauce

Consuming too much of soy sauce can cause hyponatremia, or what is known as too much sodium in the blood – a condition that leads the brain to bleed, shrink and lose water. Limit your intake to 1 tablespoon daily.


Tuna Sashimi

Are you a sushi lover? If so, beware of consuming too much raw tuna as it can increase your intake of mercury. Large fishes like tuna can accumulate methylmercury in their muscles because they consume many smaller fishes (as they are on top of the food chain). Because mercury can cause severe neurological problems, it is wise to avoid consuming too much tuna – limiting it to 6 ounces of tuna steak per week.



There is such thing as drinking too much water. Water intoxication, also known as hyponatremia, happens when a person drinks a lot of it, that the water dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood, creating an electrolyte imbalance.

Endurance athletes are mostly at risk of hyponatremia from drinking too much water. Recommended daily fluid intake is about 8 cups for women and 10 cups for men.