We’re always hearing about the latest ‘superfood’ or ‘miracle diet food’ to come onto the market…

From kale, green tea, and kefir to Brazil nuts, spinach, and even red wine. A little common sense and a Google search or two will tell you which of these to believe, but there’s a big trap waiting to catch you.

Not many of these articles about the latest diet food tells you how MUCH to eat. And eating too much of some of these foods can actually be harmful to your health.

Here are some of the ones to look out for – they might surprise you!

1.     Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts are healthy, and really rich in selenium – an essential nutrient to the body. The upper level of selenium intake for adults is 400 mcg per day.

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According to Healthline.com, an intake of 5 000 mcg of selenium, which is the amount in approximately 50 average-sized Brazil nuts, can lead to toxicity.

Stick to three Brazil nuts per day. Eating too many can cause all sorts of issues, from upset stomach and hair loss to kidney failure and even heart attack.

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Click page 2 below for more diet foods that can be dangerous if you eat too much…

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